My boss is a tyrant.
An example of a tyrant was Joseph Stalin.
The sonys of Yrael, and of the kyngus bloode, and the children of tyrauntis.
Cassius... set tyrants over all Syria.
- 1775, Abigail Adams, letter in Familiar Letters of John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams, during the Revolution (1876), 124....a reconciliation between our no longer parent state, but tyrant state, and these colonies.
Origin of tyrant
- Middle English from Old French alteration of tyran from Latin tyrannus from Greek turannos
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English tyrant and tyrante, from Old French tyrant, from the addition of a terminal -t to Old French tiran (cp. French tyran) via a back-formation related to the development of French present participles out of the Latin -ans form, from Latin tyrannus (“despot"), from Ancient Greek Ï„ÏÏÎ±Î½Î½Î¿Ï‚ (turannos, “usurper, monarch, despot"), of uncertain origin.