おつぼね【お局・御局】 : otsubone | define meaning
Region: Honshu (Standard)
- (Pejorative) A title given to an older woman (typically unmarried) that has worked in the office for a long time in the same position, who commands or leads others despite occupying a non-supervisory position, and who is perceived as intimidating and as frequently complaining. (Informal) Straw boss. (Slang, pejorative) Ms. Bossy Pants
- (Archaism) A title of honour attributed to a woman of high ranking servient to the Imperial Household, the Imperial Court or other similar institution.