presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality
a capetbag politician
a carpetbag stranger
following the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers
a carpetbag government
- traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
How To Use carpetbag In A Sentence
- One problem for the American claim, is the term carpetbagger, means something else entirely, while in Australia it means only one thing, a steak stuffed with oysters. Archive 2008-02-01
- after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south
- Still others maintain that he's a "carpetbagger" -- that he wanted to come to New York just to pick up a championship ring. News & Politics
- Well - that isn't democracy, but rule by local busybodies, tribal chiefs and jacks-in-office, plus a scattering of carpetbaggers recently returned from exile and supported by our bayonets.
- After all, these people could not be portrayed as carpetbaggers or outside agitators.
- I mean, she is sort of his insurance against being called a carpetbagger, because she really is one. CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Is Hillary Clinton Leaving the President Without a First Lady? - January 6, 2000
- In Syfy's new series Hollywood Treasure (Wednesdays at 10/9c), auctioneer Maddalena travels the world to save the cultural artifacts from film and history — including the original Wicked Witch of the West's hat from The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppin's bottomless carpetbag — that have wound up people's garages and basements. What's Become of Veruca's Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory?
- Quoting a song called "Mississippi" in a concession speech from Wisconsin: Is Feingold hinting that he might carpetbag southward for an eventual comeback? Election 2010: A walk on the mild side of victory (or defeat) parties
- The term refers to her "carpetbagging" by moving to Thousand Oaks and running in the 2nd District supervisor's race. Ventura County Star Stories
- As far as he's concerned, anyone participating in them is a carpetbagger, an allusion to exiled politicians whom he expects to be the regime's most prominent figures.