carpetbag

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Etymology[edit]

carpet + bag

Adjective[edit]

carpetbag (not comparable)

  1. having the characteristics of carpetbaggers
    carpetbag travels

Noun[edit]

carpetbag (plural carpetbags)

  1. A traveling bag made from scraps of carpet and used primarily in the United States in the 19th century.

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Verb[edit]

carpetbag (third-person singular simple present carpetbags, present participle carpetbagging, simple past and past participle carpetbagged)

  1. To come to a place or organisation with which one has no previous connection with the sole or primary aim of personal gain, especially political or financial gain.

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