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Adjective: carpetbag  'kaa(r)-pit,bag
  1. Presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality
    "a carpetbag politician";
    - carpetbagging [informal]
  2. Following the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers
    "carpetbag adventurers"; "a carpetbag government"
Noun: carpetbag  'kaa(r)-pit,bag
  1. Travelling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century

Derived forms: carpetbags

See also: expedient

Type of: bag, grip, suitcase, traveling bag [US], travelling bag

Encyclopedia: Carpetbag