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bossism

[baw-siz-uh m, bos-iz-]
noun
  1. control by bosses, especially political bosses.
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Origin of bossism

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; boss1 + -ism
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Examples from the Web for bossism

Historical Examples

  • But no one ever resented the old warrior's genial "bossism."

    Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman.

    W. Fletcher Johnson


British Dictionary definitions for bossism

bossism

noun
  1. US the domination or the system of domination of political organizations by bosses
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