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Bossy boots

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on November 07, 2005

In Reply to: Bossy boots posted by Richard Wiegold on November 05, 2005

: Does anyone know the origin of the phrase 'bossy boots'?

: Many thanks.

Sounds like something you would call a child: "Little Miss Bossy Boots", in perhaps a playfully condescending way. I don't know if there's any way of knowing who first thought of it.

"Bossy Boots" is the title of a Sponge Bob Squarepants episode (an American cartoon aimed at preschool through adult viewers), but lists it as "British & Australian informal".