alpha male

Charles Hyatt chyatt at BALDWIN.K12.GA.US
Tue Sep 25 15:59:12 UTC 2001

I am trying to discover the origin of the term "alpha male".  I am aware of its meaning, the ranking male in a (mammalian) group of animals such as primates or wolves, and of its use by Naomi Wolf in her consulting work for Al Gore, but I have not been able to locate the FIRST use.  Any help appreciated.  Thanks.

Charles Hyatt
chyatt at
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