Definition of alpha male noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    alpha male

    BrE BrE//ˌælfə ˈmeɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌælfə ˈmeɪl//
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  1. 1[usually singular] the man or male animal in a particular group who has the most power The alpha male was a large black wolf.
  2. 2a man who tends to take control in social and professional situations Most alpha males need to control the women in their lives.
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