alpha male


: dominant male
a fight in the pack between a young wolf and the alpha male

Examples of alpha male in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That led to the great alpha male purge following the Super Bowl win in February 2013, when all of those players either signed with other teams or, in the case of Lewis, retired. Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug. 2023 In the next scene, Vanilla jumps up and down and hugs another chimpanzee, identified as alpha male chimpanzee Dwight by Save the Chimps, before looking up at the sky with wide eyes. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 28 June 2023 Due to pathetically low t-levels, these men seek out other ways to assert their alpha male role. Randy Dotinga, Washington Post, 24 June 2023 One adoption is featured in the 2012, Disneynature movie Chimpanzee, in which the alpha male took an orphan under his wing. Time, 17 June 2023 Not trying to please society, or be strong, or an alpha male, or whatever. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2023 The 22-year-old streamer already had an audience rivaling the 36-year-old alpha male lifestyle guru — 7.2 million Twitch subscribers, plus 3.5 million on YouTube — but Tate offered something more than clout: advice. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 2 Apr. 2023 The role models offered up in today’s crop of alpha male podcasters and crypto grifters provide little in the face of the world’s dizzying buffet of hostilities. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 28 Mar. 2023 After all, not all men are alpha male and want to embrace the typical male leadership style that is present in numerous corporations and endorsed by some of the world leaders. Lidija Globokar, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Alpha male.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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