alpha male

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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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That's an alpha male right there" Actress Miranda Hart
In Netflix's explosive documentary titled "The Royal House of Windsor," it was revealed that "not only did Charles have a remote relationship with his mother, he also had an alpha male father," (as quoted by (https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1038792/Queen-Mother-clashed-Prince-Philip-Prince-Charles-royal-news-projects) Express ).
Noel said: "Simon Cowell phoned me and said, 'We're rebranding the show and we need an alpha male. Would you be interested?'.
"Kanye is an alpha male, but I think he likes that Kim is a strong person and can hold her own.''
NICK Clegg, desperate to be seen as an Alpha Male, looks more of a man whose political laxative hasn't worked.
Prior to the evolution of the language ability, an alpha male was crowned through physical attributes.
As we watch him learn how to use rocks to break open nuts, conflict arises with a rival group headed by an alpha male unimaginatively named Scar.
This journey is as much about learning about Maori identity and customs as a story of becoming an alpha male. However, the lack of life jackets being worn is concerning but then if the jacket was worn, would the god Tangaroa have appeared?
In the pack the leader is an alpha male who must always be in charge.
Perry's latest findings explore the social dynamics of capuchins, who form cooperative groups with an alpha male, several subordinate males and many females.
But just when all seems lost, he is adopted by an alpha male, Freddie.
Tom also finds himself drawn to the newcomer, happy to accept an alpha male into the house to teach him the ways of the world.
She has a travel case that comes with her because she does not have a career or goals that cannot be sacrificed or thwarted for an alpha male. She changes locations based on the needs of the alpha male.
Dev's not exactly feeling like an alpha male either, thanks to his complete infatuation with Nina.