white hat

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white hat

A virtuous or morally-sound person, often such a character in a book or film. The white hats are working to apprehend the masterminds behind the heist.
See also: hat, white

white hat

n. a good guy; a hero. (From Western movies where you could tell the good guys from the bad guys by the color of their hats: white for good, black for bad.) He seems like a white hat, but he’s a worm.
See also: hat, white
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chairman of the Armed Services Committee, proudly donned a white hat when the Abu Ghraib scandal broke, vowing to leave no stone unturned in investigating the abuse of prisoners.