What does bossy mean?

Definitions for bossyˈbɒs i, ˈbɔ si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bossy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory(adj)

    offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

    "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"


  1. bossy(Adjective)

    tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bossy(adj)

    ornamented with bosses; studded

  2. Bossy(noun)

    a cow or calf; -- familiarly so called


  1. Bossy

    "Bossy" is a song by American R&B singer Kelis, featuring American rapper Too Short. Written by Novel Stevenson, Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford, Too Short, and Sean Garrett, it was released in the United States in May 2006 as the lead single from Kelis' fourth studio album, Kelis Was Here. The song peaked at number 16 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it the singer's second biggest Hot 100 hit thus far, as well as Too Short's only top 40 hit to date. While "Bossy" entered the top ten in Finland and the top 20 in Australia and New Zealand, it failed to chart or sell noticeably elsewhere. On December 11, 2006, "Bossy" was certified double platinum by the RIAA. The Redsoul 8055y remix was part of the runway soundtrack of the 2006 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The song was featured on the 30 Rock episode "The Aftermath". It was featured on TV-hit The O.C. in the episode The Graduates.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bossy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bossy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    She's so bossy that we call her "the Governess.

  2. Baek Ki-Jong:

    She was one of the passengers, not the vice president of Korean Air at that moment. I'm not sure what she was thinking, but it's likely she was bossy and acted above her position, it was an abuse of power, and a wrong action to take.

  3. Kristen Lee Costa:

    You want to have plenty of verbal exit strategies in your arsenal, some of my favorites: ‘Yes, that person can come off as bossy, but I also think she has a lot of leadership potential’ and ‘I understand you’re really frustrated right now, and I am happy to talk with you later, once you’ve had some time to decompress a bit.’.

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