Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dominant dog; a dog that is an alpha male or alpha female. Often used figuratively.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • the leader of a group, or one of a few leaders of a group. usually not a large group and usually not specifically elected. an alpha dog will often rise to an assumed leadership role by way of a demonstrative personality or general "experience"

    October 13, 2009