a male person, animal or plant The male of the species has a white tail. a male-dominated profession (formal) The body is that of a white male aged about 40. Haemophilia is a condition that affects mostly males. compare female see also alpha male Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French masle, from Latin masculus, from mas
‘a male’.Extra examples The male of the species has darker feathers. The male of the species has more brightly-coloured feathers than the female. the dominant male in the herd Haemophilia is a condition that mostly affects males.