The opposite of an alpha male, someone who seeks acceptance from a woman and is needy.
Platter: You begged her to go out with you and said you were sorry a bunch of times?

Sherlock: Yeah I went beta on her, at first I was alpha but later I became beta after she rejected me
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This can refer to many things, like the second letter of the greek alphabet, software in development, or a person.

In the case of a person, a beta male is submissive, clingy, indecisive, weakminded, and unconfident. He can't deal with confrontation or challenges. He lets things happen instead of taking action.

When it comes to women, he either sucks up to them and loses their respect, or is too afraid to pursue them. If he does get a girlfriend, he makes too many demands on her, and either drives her away or becomes locked into servitude. The hoverhand is one of the surest signs of a beta.

Overall, he is the opposite of an alpha male.
Did you see him spam that girl's facebook page full of messages without getting a response? That was really beta.
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1. (n) "Son" in Hindi and various other Indian languages.

2. A catchall phrase, often yelled, that functions as a noun, adjective, or verb, often used to describe anything that is awesome, cool, amazing, or having anything to do with Taghavi and/or Aggarwal
Beta, have you done your homework yet?

yo that party was so BETA
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Beings of Extra Terrestrial origin Adversary to human race. Official name for the grotesque alien creatures of the Muv Luv visual novel/anime franchise. Identification tips of most BETA types: multiple limbs on lower body, phallic head, giant mouth with only molars. All other alien organisms associated with identified BETAs are their more dangerous cousins.

They can and will consume everything in their path if not stopped by 36MM chaingun fire. Don't panic if you think this description fits some humans you know.
A: You're such a dickhead for helping yourself to my fridge.
B: I'm practicing my BETA imitation routine! (bites A)
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A guy who worships his girl in a toolbag sort of way. Also a loser, or someone who is not exactly the "alpha" in the social wolf pack.
Dude Scott is such a Beta, his girlfriend isn't even that good looking!
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A piece of uncompleted software; a software prototype.
"We are releasing Version 0.8; our latest beta."
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in reference to beta max, which was a lesser version of VHS in the 70's & 80's
she needs to get her hair done, that shit looks beta!
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