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alpha male

1. The dominant male in the social hierarchy of an animal group. Emerging research on animal groups suggests that alpha males may have more complex roles than previously thought.
2. By extension, a man who asserts dominance socially and professionally, typically by assuming leadership roles and easily acquiring sexual partners. He walks into the room with such confidence that you immediately know he's an alpha male.
See also: alpha, male
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Alpha males had a size of 65 [+ or -] 6 mm and well developed second pereiopods pair.
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- Alpha males with a few Beta traits and tendencies
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India, March 29 -- I never did think that I would write this in a political context but I never did like alpha males. Such aggressive males are okay in the context of the wild and the deep dark jungles - it is the survival of the fittest after all - but I do not think one suits the civilized context or even the Indian milieu.
In humanity's proto-human stage, roving clans were almost certainly led by alpha males with the cooperation and support of alpha females within the framework of group social control.
WE always knew that the battle between the two alpha males in the Cardiff City hierarchy would have only one winner.
"I usually go for controlling, alpha males but Tom was so different, so gentle, so optimistic and lovely.
The alpha males rise to their position - and defend it - by fighting off other males with the help of allies.
Stress-hormone levels in alpha males are on par with those of low-ranking males scuffling to survive, the study shows.
, shows that alpha males actually have more stress than beta males because of the effort it requires to stay as the alpha male.
I reckon women everywhere are appalled by the spate of affairs involving so-called alpha males - men who think they have a right to play around and flout their marriage vows.
The keepers first introduced the lowest-status animals among the new arrivals into the old group and gradually progressed up the status ladder to introduce the alpha males.
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