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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

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:
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