Top Definition
A trend setter or opinion leader amongst a group or population generally prone to following established customs.

Often, alpha sheep are labeled as "black sheep" in their formative years, due to their tendency to adopt styles or preferences outside accepted custom. However, as they mature, alpha sheep develop into forerunners in fashion, music and culture, whom their peers look to for guidance.
Those hipsters play it off like they're the most original kids on the block, but Jimmy's the only alpha sheep. Every record they buy is coming because he nods his head to it...

If we get one alpha sheep at this bar, that's worth 20 of these phony bohemians...
by ElJorgito December 24, 2010

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