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black hat

A villainous person, often such a character in a book or film. I'm pretty sure those black hats masterminded the heist—they are known for their lying and cheating.
See also: black, hat

black hat (or white hat)

used in reference to the bad (or good) party in a situation.
This idiom refers to the colour of the hats traditionally worn by the bad (or good) characters in cowboy films.
See also: black, hat
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I've been to four so far,'' the Burbank resident said, her head covered with a black hat to guard against the rain.
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The village baker in his apron brings a loaf; the curd in his black hat comes with an office book; an old woman brings a hen, children carry a basket of eggs; a mother and baby draw near with a toy for the Christ child.
The only difference in these otherwise homogeneous hopalongs was that Bill was wearing a white hat and little Newtie was wearing, what else, a black hat and packing the largest six-shooter, larger than Uma Thurmond's thumb, aimed at his crotch.