alpha male


Also found in: Medical, Idioms.
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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I think that in a very alpha male culture - and certainly we saw a bit of it, a lot of it maybe, at RBS - it was an attitude of win-lose.
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Aboard a luxury yacht in the Aegean Sea, a diving party of six decide to test their manliness in a series of increasingly bizarre and everescalating rituals to determine who is the prime alpha male.
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Kanye is an alpha male, but I think he likes that Kim is a strong person and can hold her own.
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Aviation is an arena built by the alpha male, populated primarily by the alpha male, and if you want to show up, be seen, and be taken seriously, you have to prepare yourself," she said.
Alpha males can come from all sections of society - my friend had a driver once who was a typical alpha male and I can vouch that not even his male employer could stand the man beyond a point.
Prior to the evolution of the language ability, an alpha male was crowned through physical attributes.