Alpha has 2 meanings
My alpha cousin keeps posting memes about how modern men spend too much time getting woke and not enough time getting swole.
Isn't he like 16?
|Chad||A physically fit, overly confident man|
|Tryhard||A person who cares too much about winning|
|Player||A person who manipulates others for their own gain|
A person born between 2013 and 2025
Alpha is a name given to a person who is part of Gen Alpha, the generation born between 2013 and the mid-2020s (roughly 2025). This generation follows Gen Z (or iGen), also known as Gen Zers and zoomers, and is named after the first letter in the Greek alphabet (Alpha) to represent the first generation entirely born in the 2000s.
Most alphas are kids born to millennials (also known as parennials) and have grandparents who are most likely boomers. Time will tell how alphas adapt to the world around them, but the prevalence of social networks, streaming entertainment, personal electronic devices, and the covid pandemic currently defines them.
I remember when people blamed everything on us as millennials. Now my kids are alphas, and my generation is gonna blame everything on them.
The circle of life.
|Gen Zer||A person born between 1997 and 2012|
|Zoomer||A person born between 1997 and 2012|
|Millennial||A person born between 1981 and 1996|
|Gen Xer||A person born between 1965 and 1980|
|Boomer||A person born between 1946 and 1964|
|Radio baby||A person born between 1928 and 1945|
|OK Boomer||Whatever, old person|
|Parennial||A parent born between 1981 and 1996|
An alpha, or alpha male, is a male who shows dominating, overly-aggressive characteristics. These "manly men" often attempt to show off in front of others, to prove they are top-tier human specimens worthy of others' awe, deference, and admiration.
Typically, social media and forum users use alpha to describe an archetype of tryhard men, who think their physical, mental, and social "superiority" marks them as natural leaders (and studs). In these users' minds, most alphas are obnoxious, delusional, and narcissistic. So, being labeled an alpha is usually not something to aspire to.
However, incels and some other hypermasculine groups use alpha unironically, to describe a state to which every "true" man should aspire. This notion, of course, disregards the fact that if every male were an alpha, none of them would be.