noun see carpetbagger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • carpetbaggery — See carpetbagger. * * * …   Universalium

  • carpetbaggery — n. act of taking advantage of political corruption …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carpetbaggery — car·pet·bag·gery …   English syllables

  • carpetbaggery — noun see carpetbagger …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpetbagger — carpetbaggery, n. /kahr pit bag euhr/, n. 1. U.S. Hist. a Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War and became active in Republican politics, esp. so as to profiteer from the unsettled social and political conditions of the area during …   Universalium

  • carpetbagger — noun Etymology: from their carrying all their belongings in carpetbags Date: 1868 1. a Northerner in the South after the American Civil War usually seeking private gain under the reconstruction governments 2. outsider; especially a nonresident or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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