Tell someone what to do, give orders. For example, David complained that his older sister was always bossing him around. The use of boss in the sense of "to dominate" dates from the mid-1800s, and around was added a few decades later.
|be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young" [syn: strong-arm]|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|