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Male animals

alpha male

noun

a man or male animal that behaves in a confident or threatening way

billy goat

noun

a male goat. A female goat is called a nanny goat.

boar

noun

a male pig

boy

noun

used when speaking to a male dog or horse

buck

noun

the male of some animals such as rabbits or deer

bull

noun

an adult male of the cattle family

bull

noun

an adult male cow

bullock

noun

a young male cow that has been castrated (=had part of its sex organs removed)

cock

noun

a rooster

cock

noun

an adult male bird of any kind

cockerel

noun

a young cock (=male chicken)

dog

noun

a male dog or a male animal that belongs to the same group of animals as dogs, such as a male wolf or fox

drake

noun

a male duck

drone

noun

a type of male bee that does not do any work

gander

noun

a male goose

gelding

noun

a male horse that has been gelded

hart

noun

an old word for a “male deer.” A more usual word is stag.

he

noun

a male animal

hog

noun

a male pig whose sex organs have been removed

jackass

noun

a male donkey or wild ass

male

noun

a male animal

ox

noun

a bull that has had its testicles removed

peacock

noun

a large brightly-colored male bird with long blue-green tail feathers that sometimes spread out and up. The female is called a peahen.

ram

noun

a male sheep. A female sheep is called a ewe.

rooster

noun

a male chicken. The sound a rooster makes is called crowing, and it is written or spoken as “cock-a-doodle-do.” The usual British word is cock.

sire

noun

the male parent of an animal such as a horse or a cow

stag

noun

a male deer

stallion

noun

an adult male horse, especially one kept for breeding (=producing young horses). An adult female horse is called a mare.

steer

noun

a young male cow that has had its sex organs removed

stud

noun

a valuable male animal with good qualities, especially a horse or a bull that people breed to produce young animals

stud

noun

a group of male horses kept together for breeding

tom

noun

a tomcat

tomcat

noun

a male cat

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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