white knight

See synonyms for white knight on Thesaurus.com
  1. a hero who comes to the rescue.

  2. a beleaguered champion who fights heroically for a cause, as in politics.

  1. Informal. a company that comes to the rescue of another, as to prevent a takeover.

Origin of white knight

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby white knight

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use white knight in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for white knight

white knight

  1. a champion or rescuer, esp a person or organization that rescues a company from financial difficulties, an unwelcome takeover bid, etc

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012