What is another word for boss?

Synonyms for boss
bɒs, bɔsboss

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, bossnoun

    a person who exercises control over workers

    "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

    Synonyms:
    hirer, tribal chief, headman, foreman, political boss, antique, gaffer, old geezer, chief, knob, old-timer, honcho, oldtimer, chieftain, head, party boss, top dog

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  2. boss, hirernoun

    a person responsible for hiring workers

    "the boss hired three more men for the new job"

    Synonyms:
    honcho, gaffer, party boss, hirer, knob, chief, foreman, political boss

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  3. bossnoun

    a person who exercises control and makes decisions

    "he is his own boss now"

    Synonyms:
    honcho, gaffer, party boss, hirer, knob, chief, foreman, political boss

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  4. party boss, political boss, bossnoun

    a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments

    "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"

    Synonyms:
    honcho, gaffer, party boss, hirer, knob, chief, foreman, political boss

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  5. knob, bossadjective

    a circular rounded projection or protuberance

    Synonyms:
    node, honcho, gaffer, thickening, hirer, knob, chief, foreman, pommel, political boss, party boss

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  6. boss, bragverb

    exceptionally good

    "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"

    Synonyms:
    brag

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  7. emboss, boss, stampverb

    raise in a relief

    "embossed stationery"

    Synonyms:
    stomp, emboss, stamp, stereotype, stump, pigeonhole

    Antonyms:
    inferior

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bossnoun

    Synonyms:
    protuberance, knob, stud, protuberant part

  2. bossnoun

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. s.] superintendent, overseer, master-workman

  3. bossverb

    Synonyms:
    stud, cover with bosses

  4. bossverb

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. S.] direct, oversee, superintend

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bossnoun

    Synonyms:
    protuberance, stud, knob, process, superintendent, director, employer, foreman, overseer

  2. bossverb

    Synonyms:
    direct, oversee, superintend, domineer, dominate, dictate

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Boss":

    Lichelle Laws, Bo$$

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BOSS

    Synonyms:
    Balloon Optimisation vs Stent Study

How to pronounce boss?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say boss in sign language?

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How to use boss in a sentence?

  1. Chris Woods:

    I remember seeing a big, bright flash, and the Hancock's warning system going off, and the air boss saying, 'Crash! Crash! Crash!' My heart sank, it was rough to take, knowing that our Marine brothers had crashed and were lost at sea.

  2. Kerry Washington:

    I was talking to an actress who’s pregnant and really worried about telling her bosses, and I said, ‘Yeah, when I told my boss I was pregnant, she literally jumped up and down in my trailer,’ i don’t know if there’s a male showrunner who would do that.

  3. Diane Ravitch:

    The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss.

  4. Sunitha Krishnan:

    If goons think they can intimidate me this way ...take a long walk boss. I will report come what may.

  5. Michimasa Fujino:

    It's difficult for me to say with my boss sitting next to me, but since we've begun in the aircraft business, my feeling is I want to make it happen.

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