And women have much bigger fish to fry than banning the word “bossy.”
Beautiful, brainy, and bossy—on the surface, Gu Kailai was a new breed of Politburo wife.
I now see how loaded “bossy” is with gender biases and expectations.
As she came to this field she saw Joe out there with the bossy.
Now that bossy is gone, I don't know what we are going to do for milk.
bossy had come in through the swinging door, and was standing there, his eyes getting larger and whiter all the time.
"No wonder Miss Alice Fern is so bossy with him," she thought.
All the rest of the ornamentation is “bossy sculpture,” set on the broad marble surface.
"You're a bossy sort of slob, Heslet Quillan," she said equably.
Now bossy liked to bunt, too; so when the ran at her she put her down and ran at him!
Domineering; autocratic: She's very bossy, a take-charge gal (1880s+)
[fr Latin bos, ''cow'']