Adjective "bossy" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈbɒsi/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Fond of giving people orders; domineering.
  1. 'a bossy, meddling woman'
  2. 'Tributes pour in thick and fast from Lapotaire: ‘She was completely in charge of the crew without being bossy.’'
  3. 'I'm bossy, and that's why I want to be a producer.'
  4. 'Albert lives with his domineering, bossy, bullying, unhappy, horrible mother.'
  5. 'One ex-housemate, who did not want to be named, described him as a man who was difficult to get along with, very bossy and ‘imposing’.'
  6. 'It was obvious in the pride Jyller had and her bossy nature at ordering the maids around.'
  7. 'Sure, she could be a rude, obnoxious, pushy, bossy woman most of the time, but I also had to admit that she had the heart of a lion.'
  8. 'A person who knows how to take charge and organise others can also be bossy and dictatorial.'
  9. 'Produce very bossy chocolate bars that will order the eater to do ten press ups between each bite.'
  10. 'The doctor who called me bossy last week said I was doubly bossy today!'
  11. 'A thin, tall woman with a bossy face was giving orders to other girls as they took plates to the different tables.'

noun

A cow or calf.

    Definitions

    1. given to ordering people about; overly authoritative; domineering.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be bossy in days."

    "people can be bossy to people."

    "others can be bossy towards horses."

    "people can be bossy."

    "voices can be bossy."

    More examples++

    Origin

    (bossy)Mid 19th century of unknown origin.