Pushy vs Bossy - What's the difference?
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.
Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
- Parents are ruining school sports days by being pushy and overbearing, a survey suggests. BBC
Tending to give orders to others, especially when unwarranted; domineering.
* dictatorial, authoritarian, commanding, tyrannical, demanding, inflexible
* see also
Diminutive of dialectal English boss, as used in the term ).
(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.
Ornamented with bosses; studded.