alpha male

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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. alpha geek,
  2. alpha globulin,
  3. alpha granule,
  4. alpha helix,
  5. alpha iron,
  6. alpha particle,
  7. alpha privative,
  8. alpha radiation,
  9. alpha ray,
  10. alpha receptor

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alpha male

noun

the dominant male animal or person in a group
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