Definitions of carpetbag
  1. noun
    traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
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    type of:
    bag, grip, suitcase, traveling bag, travelling bag
    a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes
  2. adjective
    presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality
    “a carpetbag stranger”
    synonyms: carpetbagging
    serving to promote your interest
  3. adjective
    following the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers
    carpetbag adventurers”
    “a carpetbag government”
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