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carpetbagger

car·pet·bag·ger

carpetbagger

 
pronunciation:
kar piht bae gr
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who moves to a place for the purpose of seeking political advantage.
definition 2: a Northerner who went to the South to seek private gain in the aftermath of the American Civil War, usu. depicted as carrying his belongings in a carpetbag.
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