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white hat

A virtuous or morally-sound person, often such a character in a book or film. The term is a reference to the color of the cowboy hat stereotypically worn by the hero in Westerns (as opposed to the villain's black hat). 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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The Dubai Police is calling on the cooperation from white hat hackers to help combat cybercrimes and ensure data protection in the emirate.
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Of all uniform items issued to Sailors in the United States Navy, no other item may be as iconic as the white hat, affectionately known as the "Dixie Cup." This week, the Dixie Cup was further rooted in our heritage when the first female recruits at Recruit Training Command were issued their new enlisted white hats as part of the Navy's efforts toward uniformity in service members' uniform.
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