Definition of boss verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

boss

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɒs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɔːs//
 
, NAmE//bɑːs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they boss
BrE BrE//bɒs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɔːs//
 
, NAmE//bɑːs//
 
he / she / it bosses
BrE BrE//ˈbɒsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːsɪz//
 
, NAmE//ˈbɑːsɪz//
 
past simple bossed
BrE BrE//bɒst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɔːst//
 
, NAmE//bɑːst//
 
past participle bossed
BrE BrE//bɒst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɔːst//
 
, NAmE//bɑːst//
 
-ing form bossing
BrE BrE//ˈbɒsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːsɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈbɑːsɪŋ//
 
Describing unpleasant traits
 
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boss somebody (about/around) to tell somebody what to do in an aggressive and/or annoying way I'm sick of you bossing me around! See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits Word Origin early 19th cent. (originally US): from Dutch baas ‘master’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: boss