Alpha female


the dominant female animal in a pack

The pack deferred to the alpha female.

See alpha girl
Word Origin

fr alpha male
Contemporary Examples

ReasonTV interviews Kay Hymowitz about why the “alpha female” does not exist on a large scale in America.
The Alpha Female’s Dilemma Ilana Glazer February 4, 2013

Most packs have an alpha female that will try to kill the pups of other females.
Pets or Predators? 10 Things About Australia’s Famous Dog, the Dingo Meredith Kaufman June 12, 2012

Historical Examples

Pregnancy and subsequent whelping of the alpha female might increase her attachment to the new area.
An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf Thomas F. Weise

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