HyperDic: carpetbag

English > 3 senses of the word carpetbag:
ADJECTIVEpertcarpetbagfollowing the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers
allcarpetbag, carpetbaggingpresumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality
NOUNartifactcarpetbagtraveling bag made of carpet
English > carpetbag: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningFollowing the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers.
Examples
  • "carpetbag adventurers"
  • "a carpetbag government"
Nounscarpetbaggeran outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously
English > carpetbag: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpresumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality.
Example"a carpetbag stranger"
Synonymcarpetbagging
BroaderexpedientServing to promote your interest
English > carpetbag: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningtraveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century.
Broaderbag, traveling bag, travelling bag, grip, suitcaseA portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

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