|Origin:||baas 'man in charge'|
|Origin:||boce, from Vulgar Latin bottia|
boss1 S2 W3 [countable]
the person who employs you or who is in charge of you at work [↪ employer, manager, supervisor]:
I'll have to ask my boss for a day off.
Since I'm my own boss (=I work for myself, rather than for an employer), my hours are flexible.
someone with an important position in a company or other organization:
the new boss at Paramount Pictures
the person who is the strongest in a relationship, who controls a situation etc:
When you first start training a dog, it's important to let him see that you're the boss.
You've got to show the kids who's boss.
a round decoration on the surface of something, for example on the ceiling of an old building