A sudden switch may see you in charge of those who previously bossed you.
Joey bossed me around a lot and one of the ways of doing that was to get her way through flattering me.
The bossed kite-shield occurs in the enamel of Geoffrey Plantagenet; in the pyx named above; and in Harl.
I don't mind the Sooprintendent; but I'd be dead before I'd be bossed by a woman, see?
Find some spot where I shall escape the indignity of being patronized and bossed by the superior sex.
Her word was law; she was the only mortal who bossed, as she called it, Richard Travis.
The party would travel with the supply wagon and a bunch of ponies for the herders, bossed by Marias husband.
I'm bossed by pa an ma, an' teacher, an' I ain't going to stan' for it.
We won't be bossed by any red-headed kid—or any one-armed kid, either.
How it must go against their grain, he thought, to be bossed about by a woman.
"overseer," 1640s, American English, from Dutch baas "a master," Middle Dutch baes, of obscure origin. If original sense was "uncle," perhaps it is related to Old High German basa "aunt," but some sources discount this theory. The Dutch form baas is attested in English from 1620s as the standard title of a Dutch ship's captain. The word's popularity in U.S. may reflect egalitarian avoidance of master (n.) as well as the need to distinguish slave from free labor. The slang adjective meaning "excellent" is recorded in 1880s, revived, apparently independently, in teen and jazz slang in 1950s.
"protuberance, button," c.1300, from Old French boce "a hump, swelling, tumor" (12c., Modern French bosse), from either Frankish *botija or Vulgar Latin *bottia, both of uncertain origin.
1856, from boss (n.1). Related: Bossed; bossing.
A circumscribed rounded swelling; a protuberance.
The prominence of a kyphosis or humpback.
Excellent; wonderful; the MOST •This old use seems to have been revived independently by 1950s jazz musicians and teenagers: Aw, this is boss/ Japan has leaped into the implements-for-bosser-living gap (1880s+)
: That little guy bosses the whole operation (1850s+)
[fr Dutch baas, ''master'']