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Redhats are neither whitehat nor blackhat, but a mix of both. Adapted from early RPG games where white mages used healing, protective "good" spells, black mages used elemental, destructive "bad" spells, and red mages had a selection of spells from both.

Examples of redhats:
- People who are hired to find security holes in a network, do so, but create new exploits in order to take advantage of later.

- Someone who breaks into a secure area and then informs the owner that they can fix the security holes if they hire them.

- Someone who works in network security and uses their job experience to take advantage of exploits either within their own company or elsewhere.
This redhat is offering to fix our security holes for $5,000.
by Jon Byrd October 28, 2005

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a type of Linux server
Red Hat Linux v5
by James Carpenter March 19, 2003

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A fervent supporter of Donald Trump. Redhats typically reject all reputable news sources as "lame stream media" and only believe what they hear from chain emails, Trump himself, and fake news articles on Facebook.

Typically incoherent and bigoted, redhats believe they can win any argument by repeatedly shouting "snowflake" and contesting basic facts.

Named after the infamous "Make America Great Again" headwear, on the pattern of brownshirt].
Don't make racist jokes, Dad, you sound like a goddamn redhat.
by Nameless_Steve December 06, 2016

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A name for racist, misogynist, ultra conservative white supremacist always-privileged Republicans, after the tendency to find most of them wearing the red trucker hats bearing the campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" of 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald J Trump.

Red hats are offended by Equal Rights movements because the idea that equality might be achieved by raising the oppressed without lowering the un-oppressed is a foreign concept they are incapable of understanding.

They talk about preserving Men's Rights without taking into account that (white) Men have never been in danger of losing any of their rights, or appropriate Black Lives Matter to say All Lives Matter, when people of color are still fighting discrimination of which privileged (white) people are unaware.
"Twitter is now useless for following breaking news, click on #chelseaNYC and all you get is red hats screeching hate slogans & racial slurs."--NYT bestselling author David Wong
by KalliJ13 October 02, 2016

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new, inexperienced coal miner
that's a brand new red hat starting today
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A Rode Cone(although technically orange)
throw that red hat hat in the trunk, man. If people wanna drive in a construction site I say "let'em."
by Dietrick Klooster April 28, 2003

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U.S. Military slang for an airborne trooper (Paratrooper) given the red appearance of the maroon beret worn as an identifier in an airborne unit(not limited to the U.S. Military).
Leg: "Did you see that red hat over there"
Other Leg: "yeah i saw him i wish i had a red beret"
Red Hat : "stupid legs don't even run"
75thRanger : "you regular army Cat's are the worst"
SF: "shut up, stupid rangers think they're sf or somesh**t"
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