Want to be a domineering jerk and take charge of things on the Internet and yell at people who disagree with you?
So what does it mean when someone calls Barack Obama nominee Sonia Sotomayor "vibrant," "domineering," or even "Maria"?
He refused to budge, and Anne retreated further from public view squashed by his bullying and domineering manner.
1580s, from Dutch domineren "to rule" (16c.), from Middle French dominer, from Latin dominari "to rule, 'lord' it over" (see domination). Shakespeare's usage is not the earliest in English. Related: Domineering.