Carpetbag Car"pet*bag`, n. A portable bag for travelers; -- so called because originally made of carpet. [1913 Webster]

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  • carpetbag — (n.) soft cover traveling case made of carpet fabric, 1830, from CARPET (Cf. carpet) (n.) + BAG (Cf. bag) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • carpetbag — ☆ ☆ carpetbag [kär′pətbag΄] n. an old fashioned type of traveling bag, made of carpeting adj. of or having to do with carpetbaggers vi. carpetbagged, carpetbagging to act as a carpetbagger …   English World dictionary

  • carpetbag — I noun traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century • Hypernyms: ↑bag, ↑traveling bag, ↑travelling bag, ↑grip, ↑suitcase II adjective 1. following the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpetbag — UK [ˈkɑː(r)pɪtˌbæɡ] / US [ˈkɑrpətˌbæɡ] noun [countable] Word forms carpetbag : singular carpetbag plural carpetbags a bag that you use when travelling, made from very thick cloth …   English dictionary

  • carpetbag — I. noun Date: 1829 a traveler s bag made of carpet and widely used in the United States in the 19th century II. adjective or carpetbagging Date: 1870 of, relating to, or characteristic of carpetbaggers < a carpetbag government > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carpetbag — 1. adjective having the characteristics of carpetbaggers carpetbag travels 2. noun A traveling bag made from carpet scraps used primarily in the United States in the 19 century. 3. verb To come to a place or organisation with which one has no… …   Wiktionary

  • carpetbag — /kahr pit bag /, n., v., carpetbagged, carpetbagging. n. 1. a bag for traveling, esp. one made of carpeting. v.i. 2. to journey with little luggage. 3. to act as a carpetbagger. [1820 30; CARPET + BAG] * * * …   Universalium

  • carpetbag — car|pet|bag [ karpət,bæg ] noun count a bag you use when traveling made from very thick cloth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • carpetbag — n. fabric suitcase v. travel with light baggage; leave on an adventure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carpetbag — noun (C) a bag used for travelling, usually made of carpet …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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