Pushy vs Bossy - What's the difference?

pushy | bossy |


As adjectives the difference between pushy and bossy

is that pushy is aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined while bossy is tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering or bossy can be ornamented with bosses; studded.

As a noun bossy is

(us|informal|dated) a cow or calf.

pushy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
  • Parents are ruining school sports days by being pushy and overbearing, a survey suggests. BBC

    bossy

    English

    Etymology 1

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering.
  • Synonyms
    * dictatorial, authoritarian, commanding, tyrannical, demanding, inflexible * see also

    Etymology 2

    Diminutive of dialectal English boss, as used in the term ).

    Noun

    (bossies)
  • (US, informal, dated) A cow or calf.
  • * about 1900 , O. Henry,
  • A week before, while riding the prairies, Raidler had come upon a sick and weakling calf deserted and bawling. Without dismounting he had reached and slung the distressed bossy across his saddle, and dropped it at the ranch for the boys to attend to.

    Etymology 3

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Ornamented with bosses; studded.
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