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.

Nearby words

  1. underbelly,
  2. underbid,
  3. underbite,
  4. underbodice,
  5. underbody,
  6. underbred,
  7. underbrush,
  8. underbudgeted,
  9. underbuy,
  10. undercapitalize

Origin of underboss

First recorded in 1970–75; under- + boss1

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