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alpha male

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.
the most dominant, powerful, or assertive man in a particular group:
the alpha male of investment bankers. Unabridged
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alpha male

the dominant male animal or person in a group
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Contemporary definitions for alpha male

a domineering man; the dominant member in a group of males, esp. animals


Alpha male traits have been widely seen recently in American politics.

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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's 21st Century Lexicon
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