white hat

white hat


Definition of WHITE HAT

:  one who is admirable and honorable
:  a mark or symbol of goodness <could use a few more guys in white hats — Robert Christgau>

Origin of WHITE HAT

from the white hats stereotypically worn by law-abiding characters in movie westerns
First Known Use: 1970


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