In a multicat house, there is often a cat who is the boss for other cats. What is the proper term for such cat? Is it "dominant cat"? Are there any other, less formal, terms for it?

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The traditional term would be Alpha Male/Female, but I also like Top Cat and Boss Cat.

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    I like Boss Cat for colloquial use, and Alpha (or Alpha Male/Female) for more formal usage. Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 22:08

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