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Definition of the noun Black Hat

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  1. A villain or bad guy in a story, especially in a Western (a film or other work of the Western genre).
  2. [rare] [computing, slang] A malicious hacker who commits illegal acts.
  3. A Haredi Jew; a member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

Specialised definition of the noun Black Hat

Glossary of sports / darts

hitting three double-bulls in one throw; from hat trick


Who is Black Hat?

Black Hat a.k.a. Karma Kagyu, or Kamtsang Kagyu, is probably the largest and certainly the most widely practiced lineage within the Kagyu school, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The lineage has long-standing monasteries in Tibet, China, Russia, Mongolia, India, Nepal, and Bhutan, and current centers in at least 62 countries. The spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu is the Gyalwa Karmapa, and the 2nd through the 10th Karmapas were the principal spiritual advisors to successive Emperors of China. The Karma Kagyu are sometimes called the "Black Hat" Lamas, in reference to the Black Crown worn by the Karmapa.


  1. Black Hat is a fictional cowboy supervillain who is a vampire and leads a vampiric Satanic cult called the Black Hat Society. Black Hat was originally a Christian priest, but he ultimately became a Satanist. Why he became a Satanist is unknown at this time. However, it is quite possible that Satan threatened and tempted Black Hat to do evil deeds.
  2. Black Hat is a fictional character from the 2004 anime TV series Tetsujin 28-go.


  1. Black hat: A black hat is the villain or bad guy, especially in a western movie in which such a character would wear a black hat in contrast to the hero's white hat. In Jewish circles, it refers to the ultra-orthodox who wear large-brimmed black hats. The phrase is often used figuratively, especially in computing slang, where it refers to a computer security hacker who breaks into networks or computers, or creates computer viruses.
  2. Black hat: A black hat is a film's villain or bad guy, especially one literally wearing a black hat in a western, in contrast to the hero's white hat.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Black Hat

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Google previewA Dictionary of Marketing (2016)

by Charles Doyle

black hat SEO (black hat search engine optimization) A set of techniques that is used ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Usage (2005)

A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms by Sol Steinmetz

A man's black hat made of beaver fur, with a short crown and wide round brim, worn on weekdays by Hasidim.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society, 3 Volume Set (2015)

by Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet Interdepartmental Programme in Media and Communications Robin Mansell, Robin Mansell, Peng Hwa Ang, Charles Steinfield, Shenja van der Graaf, Pieter Ballon, Aphra Kerr, James D. Ivory, Sandra Braman, Dorothea Kleine, David J. Grimshaw

In order to distinguish these criminal acts from the original hacking ethic, the distinction between “black hat” and “white hat” hackers emerged.

Black hat hackers are criminal actors who access information systems for criminal purposes.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

biter bitten bitter black and blue black hat blackboard blan/ie blank blanket blarney blast. bite the dust obe killed. efail. informal bite the hand that feeds you deliberately hurt or offend a benefactor; act ungratefiilly. 1994 Warren Farrell The Myth ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 (1991)

by Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

Head and shoulders, three-quarter left, facing viewer, wearing black hat with pink plumes and a black dress with white fichu. 4. By Richard Cosway. At Madresfield Court, in the collection of the Earl Beau- champ. Reproduced in Country Life ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

BLACK HAT (BH): A malicious computer hacker, cracker, or criminal; Black Hatting is the act of compromising the security of a system; slang term. BLACK HOLE: The “place in cyberspace” where e-mail, IM, IRC, text, video, audio, or other ...

Google previewNetwork Dictionary (2007)

by Javvin Www Networkdictionary Com, Jielin Dong

Security Black hat is used to describe a hacker (or cracker) who breaks into a computer system or network with malicious intent. Unlike a white hat hacker, the black hat hacker takes advantage of the break-in, perhaps destroying files or ...

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I got into my very theatrical phase. I wore only black: a big black hat and wild hair and wild black clothes, and I carried a sword stick. I went there still looking like Miss Florida, and I came back looking very different. (Delta Burke)
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