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"No wonder Miss Alice Fern is so bossy with him," she thought.

Now that Bossy is gone, I don't know what we are going to do for milk.

I thought it would make you more conceited and bossy than ever.

"You're a bossy sort of slob, Heslet Quillan," she said equably.

How was she going to get on with such jolty, jerky, bossy people?

The bossy was a little afraid they might hurt her baby, so she wasn't quite friendly.

It was Millie who first noticed something was wrong with Bossy.

You ought to be thankful for any nickname, Bossy, put in Holly Cross.

Bossy and his chum blew in, but they didnt stay long, added Phil.

Did you and Bossy quarrel over a girl, and go to Crest Island to have a duel?

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "swelling, projecting and rounded, decorated with bosses" from boss (n.2). Meaning "domineering, fond of ordering people about" is recorded 1882, from boss (n.1) + -y (2). As a common cow name it represents Latin bos "cow" (see cow (n.)).

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