alpha male

alpha male

noun
1.
a male animal having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy: Studies show that in spite of their high rank, access to females, etc., baboon alpha males experience a great deal of stress.
2.
the most dominant, powerful, or assertive man in a particular group: the alpha male of investment bankers.
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alpha male
 
n
the dominant male animal or person in a group

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Main Entry:  alpha male
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a domineering man; the dominant member in a group of males, esp. animals
Example:  Alpha male traits have been widely seen recently in American politics.
Etymology:  from first letter of the Greek alphabet, often used as an adjective to describe males and females of species who rank first in a group
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