Boss is a positive adjective as well as being a noun. When used as an adjective, it often comes with the modifier - ish (bossish)

(Ish in this case is not used to mean anything in particular, except as an addition to help the sound of the phrase - when used as a adjective - to flow into the next word.)

It is usually used to describe objects or persons in a positive sense, but a further definition of the word is that it describes someone or something possessing certain characteristics found in video-game bosses.

The boss of a video game comes at the climax of a level and has the player hyped, since they have been fighting lesser grunts to get to this stage.
The boss is considered to be more intimidating than his minions and is often accompanied by heavy toned, evil, ominous, and oppressive music (boss tune)
The boss is usually a dark and evil character, but it is the dramatic, stand out, dominating nature of a boss that can be implied by the use of "boss" as an adjective:

A character that is considered "boss" or "bossish", does not always have to be evil; he/she or it, may simply be a dominating, "badass" or antihero
The criteria for this is varied, but it is not often that you will see a cute character, such as a Pokemon described as "boss" or "bossish", unless it is in a sarcastic or ironic sense.

Hero characters of films can be known as "bossish" if played seriously, a camp character, like Flash Gordon is unlikely to fit this term, though in an ironic/sarcastic way it is used frequently.

The term itself has camp, comedy value anyway...
"Mr.T's the boss! He could so kick the X-men's asses!"

"Shut up fool, he ain't as bossish as Wolverine!"

"Huh? Bossish Wolverine?"

by Starbucks Wasted February 27, 2006
Top Definition
Incrediably Awesome; miraculous; great
Dude, did you see that chick? She's fuckin' Boss!
by John December 15, 2002
noun-a person who is a leader, someone who runs shit in his/her hood or city.

If you got more than $100 G's in the bank and stackin paper every day, more than likely you are a Boss.
by Tiffany aka Ya Girl Miss Tiff October 25, 2005
Cool. Awesome.

An expression from the mid 1950s, which fell from favor by the early 1960s.
Sal Bufardesi let a tremendous binderfender in class one day, grinned, and said "that's boss!"
by Cap'n Bullmoose April 23, 2005
Bosses are like diapers: Full of shit and all over your ass.
My boss had nothing to do, so he watched me work all day today.
by Cap'n Bullmoose April 23, 2005
something that is unusally "awesome" or "cool."
Have you seen Mark's new car? It's so boss!
by Rachelleio February 21, 2003
Used to address people in a friendly manner (as in not implying they are your employer or master).
Them: Yo!
You: Hey up boss, whats up?
by Joshtek July 01, 2003
In a video game the a big enemy at the end of the level. Defeated in the boss fight.
"Holy crap! The boss in the first level of Contra is totally weak!"
by Brian Johnson April 10, 2004
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