Synonyms of boss in English:


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1‘he is the boss of a large trading company’


head, head man, head woman, top man, top woman, chief, principal, director, president, executive, chief executive, chair, chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, manager, manageress, administrator, leader, superintendent, supervisor, foreman, forewoman, overseer, controller, employer, master, owner, proprietor, patron

informal boss man, number one, kingpin, top dog, bigwig, big cheese, Mister Big, skipper

British informal gaffer, governor, guv'nor

North American informal honcho, head honcho, numero uno, padrone, sachem, big wheel, big kahuna, big white chief, high muckamuck


1‘you have no right to boss me about’


order about, order around, give orders to, dictate to, impose one's will on, lord it over, bully, push about, push around, domineer, dominate, ride roughshod over, trample on, try to control, pressurize, browbeat, use strong-arm tactics on

throw one's weight about, throw one's weight around, call the shots, lay down the law

informal bulldoze, walk all over, railroad, lean on