Definition of pannikin boss in English:

pannikin boss

Line breaks: pan¦ni|kin boss

noun

Australian /NZ informal
  • A minor overseer or foreman.
    More example sentences
    • With the bleak days of the Depression only a little behind, men who had known relief camps and pannikin bosses had no zest for more mud or for Army sergeants.
    • What do we see today in the new Devonport mall? Four men and a host of machinery, and that's not counting the "pannikin bosses".

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