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English definition of “alpha male”

alpha male

noun [C usually singular]    
specialized biology the most successful and powerful male in any groupSuccessful (things or people) a strong and successful man who likes to be in charge of othersKinds of menMen and womenStrength of will and determination
(Definition of alpha male noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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