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. Harry S. Truman:

    When a leader is in the Democratic Party he is a boss, and when he is in the Republican Party he is a leader.

  2. Elizabeth Sepper:

    If your boss fires you and you open a business and only refuse to serve your former boss, that’s not a violation of discrimination law.

  3. Charles F. Kettering:

    When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved, I'd place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: LEAVE SLIDE RULES HERE! If I didn't do that, I'd find some engineer reaching for his slide rule. Then he'd be on his feet saying, Boss you can't do that.

  4. Melissa McCarthy:

    As tough as she is, I think her message was always if you work hard enough and prove it, you can do it, which I think is very different from a bad boss who almost doesn't want you to succeed, the Boss.

  5. Jenny Ruelas:

    Karina Bonilla used to work for a fruit vendor and Karina Bonilla boss... he was positive with Covid.


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