Definition of 'bossy'
Example sentences containing 'bossy'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Some Mercedes can look busy and bossy and a little too full of themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She does sometimes come across as a bit bossy and up herself. The Sun (2007)He initially found her a bit bossy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He also lets me get away with being a bit bossy. The Sun (2008)He's bossy with his teachers and likes to tell people what to do. The Sun (2015)I'm trying to be the insurance policy in midfield and be a little bit bossy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I'd argue being bossy turned out rather well for these women. The Sun (2014)The overwhelming urge to pass on our cultural DNA perhaps explains why we can be quite so bossy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The host said: 'The house are finding her a bit bossy. The Sun (2009)I am a little bossy! The Sun (2010)My team of half a dozen local staff were hard-working, and seemingly relaxed about another bossy white woman directing operations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Witter: You seem quite bossy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I was quite bossy and noisy when it came to music but away from that I was quiet and studious. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'bossy'
Used Occasionally. bossy is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'bossy'
British English: bossy /ˈbɒsɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If someone is bossy, they enjoy telling people what to do.
She is a bossy little girl.
- American English: bossy
- Arabic: دِكتاتورِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mandão
- Chinese: 专横的
- Croatian: sklon zapovijedanju
- Czech: panovačný
- Danish: kommanderende
- Dutch: bazig
- European Spanish: mandón
- Finnish: komenteleva
- French: autoritaire
- German: herrisch
- Greek: αυταρχικός
- Italian: autoritario
- Japanese: 威張った
- Korean: 우두머리 노릇하는
- Norwegian: sjefete
- Polish: apodyktyczny
- European Portuguese: mandão
- Romanian: autoritar
- Russian: (ведущий себя) как командир
- Spanish: mandón
- Swedish: dominerande
- Thai: ซึ่งสั่งให้ทำ
- Turkish: buyurgan
- Ukrainian: владний
- Vietnamese: hách dịch
Definition of bossy from the Collins English Dictionary
Take better control of your finances with these simple steps
Do you find yourself living paycheque to paycheque? Dr Peter Brooks offers his advice to make that money last
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.