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underboss

[ uhn-der-baws, -bos ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌbɔs, -ˌbɒs /
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noun
a lesser or minor boss, often the second in command, as in an underworld hierarchy.
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Origin of underboss

First recorded in 1970–75; under- + boss1
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