Synonyms of boss


1. foreman, chief, gaffer, honcho, boss, supervisor

usage: a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

2. boss, hirer, employer

usage: a person responsible for hiring workers; "the boss hired three more men for the new job"

3. boss, leader

usage: a person who exercises control and makes decisions; "he is his own boss now"

4. party boss, political boss, boss, politician, politico, pol, political leader

usage: a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments; "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"

5. knob, boss, projection

usage: a circular rounded projection or protuberance


1. emboss, boss, stamp, impress, imprint

usage: raise in a relief; "embossed stationery"


1. boss, brag, superior (vs. inferior)

usage: exceptionally good; "a boss hand at carpentry"; "his brag cornfield"

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Definition and meaning of boss (Dictionary)