alpha male


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Related to alpha male: Omega Male, Type A personality

alpha male

n
1. (Zoology) the dominant male animal or person in a group
2. (Sociology) the dominant male animal or person in a group

alpha male

- A domineering man; the dominant member in a group of males, especially animals.
See also related terms for males.
Translations
Alphamännchen
alfa mužjak
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Following a changing of the guard, the new alpha male immediately kills all infants that have not been weaned.
The American Alpha male prefers "women who look dumb, twiddle with their hair or bite their lips".
While the husbands came over all alpha male and kept a close watch over the BBQ, the wives did their bit by topping up the salad station.
Dev's not exactly feeling like an alpha male either, thanks to his complete infatuation with Nina.
Stick your chest out and hold your head high to show rival males you are a powerful man and show females you are an alpha male.
When Robert captures one of the Infected as a test subject, he inadvertently ignites a war with Alpha Male (Dash Mihok), leader of these poor, unfortunate creatures.
When the focus shifts from the protagonist's psychological scars and focuses on the battle between Robert and Alpha Male, I Am Legend becomes a second rate Resident Evil clone.
In this work they describe the benefits and risks of four different styles of alpha male leadership: the commander, the visionary, the strategist, and the executor.
The Alpha Male has developed over thousands of years the ability to handle sticks and spears.
If the alpha male disappears, his beta buddy often takes over their habitual display ground.
Stengel explains: "Sometimes the greeter kisses the feet of the alpha male and brings along objects, like a leaf or stick, as a kind of offering.
and the mature alpha male recuperates with grapes as his annoying family gather round.