Definition of 'alpha male'
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He has become England's alpha male. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Being alpha male, dominant, macho is deep in their mindset. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Such individuals are alpha males, competitive by nature, who want to show off their prowess to any possible rival. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I've always been the alpha male, if you like. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then there is the attitude of the alpha male. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We were young alpha males, competing hard and partying hard. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Perhaps, he suggests, these alpha males wanted to get in touch with their feminine sides? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Although the ethos of the City has become more restrained since the financial crisis, tales of young alpha males attempting to prove themselves are common. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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