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boss1 British & World English

A person who is in charge of a worker or organization

boss2 British & World English

A stud on the centre of a shield

BOSS British & World English

Bureau of State Security

boss English Thesaurus

he is the boss of a large trading company

Bureau of State Security British & World English

The former South African intelligence and security organization under apartheid

BOSS in Bureau of State Security British & World English

The former South African intelligence and security organization under apartheid

boss-eyed British & World English

Cross-eyed or squinting

boss key British & World English

A computer game facility which enables users to avoid detection when playing at work by displaying a spreadsheet or other fake display when a certain key is pressed

pit boss British & World English

An employee in a casino in charge of gaming tables

boss-cocky British & World English

A farmer who employs labour

straw boss British & World English

A junior supervisor with some responsibility but little authority

trail boss British & World English

A foreman in charge of a cattle drive

pannikin boss British & World English

A minor overseer or foreman

show someone who's boss British & World English

Make it clear that it is oneself who is in charge

bossman British & World English

A man in charge of a worker or organization

deboss British & World English

Stamp (a design) into the surface of an object so that it is indented

boss-cockies in boss-cocky British & World English

A farmer who employs labour

Tweed, William M. British & World English

(1823–78) US politician; known as Boss Tweed. As a New York City official and a state senator 1867–71, he became the leader of Tammany Hall, the executive committee of New York City’s Democratic Party and a ring of political corruption, that swindled the state treasury out of as much as $200 million. Convicted in 1873, he fled to Cuba and then Spain, but was extradited in 1876 and returned to a New York jail, where he died

show someone who's boss in boss1 British & World English

Make it clear that it is oneself who is in charge

Boss Tweed in Tweed, William M. British & World English

(1823–78) US politician; known as Boss Tweed. As a New York City official and a state senator 1867–71, he became the leader of Tammany Hall, the executive committee of New York City’s Democratic Party and a ring of political corruption, that swindled the state treasury out of as much as $200 million. Convicted in 1873, he fled to Cuba and then Spain, but was extradited in 1876 and returned to a New York jail, where he died


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