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Noun: carpetbagger  'kaa(r)-pit,ba-gu(r)
Usage: informal
  1. An outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously
    "after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south"

Derived forms: carpetbaggers

Type of: chancer [Brit, informal], opportunist, self-seeker

Encyclopedia: Carpetbagger