Once I saw a documentary about animals and heard the phrase "alpha male". Does it have the same meaning as "king" for animals?
Kind of! An "alpha male" is the dominant male leader of a pack. He is basically the king of the group and is looked to for leadership. "Alpha male" is typically used when referring to a wolf pack. Ex: The large grey wolf is the alpha male. Ex: The alpha male is in charge of the pack.
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