adjective, boss·i·er, boss·i·est.
- bossuet, jacques bénigne,
- boston bag,
- boston baked beans,
- boston bluefish
Origin of bossy1
Examples from the Web for bossiness
And what is this bossiness around the grate but some blunt, black-leaded garland?The Rhythm of Life|Alice Meynell
adjective bossier or bossiest
1540s, "swelling, projecting and rounded, decorated with bosses" from boss (n.2). Meaning "domineering, fond of ordering people about" is recorded 1882, from boss (n.1) + -y (2). As a common cow name it represents Latin bos "cow" (see cow (n.)).