What are some alternative words for boss?

Synonyms for boss
bɒs, bɔs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss(noun)

    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, hirer(noun)

    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. boss(noun)

    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, boss(noun)

    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, boss(adj)

    a circular rounded projection or protuberance

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

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  6. boss, brag(verb)

    exceptionally good

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

    Synonyms:
    brag

    Antonyms:
    inferior

  7. emboss, boss, stamp(verb)

    raise in a relief

    "embossed stationery"

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

    Antonyms:
    inferior

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boss(n.)

    Synonyms:
    protuberance, knob, stud, protuberant part

  2. boss(n.)

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

  3. boss(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stud, cover with bosses

  4. boss(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boss(n)

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

  2. boss(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    guv, patron, pattern, chief, head, skipper, -boss, chef, leader, owner, bosses, master, kingpin, landlord

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BOSS

    Synonyms:
    Balloon Optimisation vs Stent Study

How to pronounce boss?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say boss in sign language?

  1. boss

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How to use boss in a sentence?

  1. Diane Ravitch:

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

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The private company's profit goes for a toss to make the business loss primarily because of the sycophants who are parasitic employees hired and nurtured by the boss.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Nikos Kazantzakis:

    Maybe you're right, boss. It all depends on the way you look at it. Look, one day I had gone to a little village. An old grandfather of ninety was busy planting an almond tree. 'What, grandad' I exclaimed. 'Planting an almond tree' and he, bent as he was, turned round and said, 'My son, I carry on as if I should never die.' I replied, 'And I carry on as if I was going to die any minute.' Which of us was right, boss


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