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black hat

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Etymology 1Edit

From the black stetsons (cowboy hats) traditionally worn by such villains.

NounEdit

black hat (plural black hats)

  1. A villain or bad guy in a story, especially in a Western (a film or other work of the Western genre).
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (computing, slang) A malicious hacker who commits illegal acts.
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Etymology 2Edit

From the black hats traditionally worn by men in Haredi communities.

NounEdit

black hat (plural black hats)

  1. A Haredi Jew; a member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

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