As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- cp. the American word boss, of which their slang ‘old-boss’ is a corruption.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛋᛋᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements