Definition of “white hope” - English Dictionary

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“white hope” in British English

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white hopenoun [ S ]

uk /ˌwaɪt ˈhəʊp/ us /ˌwaɪt ˈhoʊp/

UK a person or thing that people hope will be very successful in the near future:

This new car is seen as the great white hope of the industry.

US used, especially in the past to refer to a white person who is expected to be more successful than a black or Hispanic person, for example a boxer or basketball player

(Definition of “white hope” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)