meaning of bossy

bossy meaning in General Dictionary

A cow or calf familiarly so-called

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  • Ornamented with bosses studded
  • offensively self-assured or directed at exercising frequently unwarranted energy
  • Ornamented with employers; studded.
  • A cow or calf; -- familiarly so called.

bossy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, "inflammation, projecting and curved, embellished with employers" from boss (n.2). Meaning "domineering, partial to buying folks about" is recorded 1882, from supervisor (n.1) + -y (2). As a typical cow name it represents Latin bos "cow" (see cow (n.)).


bossy meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Ornamented with employers; studded.

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  • (letter.) A cow or calf; -- familiarly so named.

Sentence Examples with the word bossy

Don't get bossy with me, Mr. Marsh.

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