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

  

male

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//meɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪl//
 
 
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 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.
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