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alpha male Syllabification: al·pha male

Definition of alpha male in English:

noun

1The dominant male animal in a particular group: two of them trotted over to greet the alpha male, a black wolf with a graying muzzle
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  • The pack hasn't produced pups since the alpha male died two years ago.
  • They mark it steadily, the alpha male and the alpha female of the pack lifting their legs at this or that bunch of grass as the pack moves along.
  • The Leopolds have been the most stable pack in Yellowstone, run by an alpha male and an alpha female that were among the original wolves brought here from Canada.
1.1A man tending to assume a dominant or domineering role in social or professional situations: most alpha males need to control the women in their lives
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  • The alpha male finished his final bourbon and dropped some change by way of a tip.
  • His rivals have been industrious in meeting this need, jostling each other in their attempts to stake their claim as the silver screen's ultimate alpha male.
  • His colleague and ideological soulmate (at least in terms of economics), the Minister for Finance, has made his own bold bid for recognition as the cabinet's leading right-wing alpha male.

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