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  • The Buzzword of the Day for 05/24/2015 is:boss (noun) \BOSS\ What does it mean? 1 : the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells workers what to do2 : the head of a group; especially : a powerful politician who controls all party businessHow do you use it? "Instead of walking in front of the plant with signs the people who are on strike just sit down on their job. That way the bosses can't bring other people in to steal their jobs." (Christopher Paul Curtis, _Bud, Not Buddy_) Are you a word wiz? Today's Buzzword, "boss," entered English from Dutch. Which word below do you think also comes from Dutch? A. hustle B. window C. vacation D. encyclopedia Check your answer on Word Central.


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