Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to carpetbaggers or their practices.

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  • v. Present participle of carpetbag.

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  • adj. presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality

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Examples

  • In 1964, when he was a young liberal Democrat at Manhattan College, Giuliani wrote an article for the student paper calling the carpetbagging charges against Robert F. Kennedy "ridiculous."

    Get Ready To Rumble

  • Pombo can now add 'carpetbagging' to his long list of nefarious political qualities.

    Pombo to announce new congressional bid

  • However, the "carpetbagging" issue is now a non-issue, as both Essel and Krekorian lived outside the district at the start of the campaign.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • I'm afraid that many of the campaigners who have been at it for years felt badly let down by your "carpetbagging" on to the issue at their expense.

    Mourning Common Sense

  • He became the brain behind George W. Bush's rise in politics after moving his political consultancy to Texas (what Southerners call "carpetbagging") in the 1970's.

    Karl and Muqtada

  • British politics allows many more "carpetbagging" candidates (members that stand in constituencies where they do not live or have a history), and party discipline is a great deal stronger in the UK's parliamentary system than in the US

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • British politics allows many more "carpetbagging" candidates (members that stand in constituencies where they do not live or have a history)

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • The term refers to her "carpetbagging" by moving to Thousand Oaks and running in the 2nd District supervisor's race.

    Ventura County Star Stories

  • McCain responded to a voter making the charge of "carpetbagging" saying,

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • "carpetbagging" issue, 56 moratorium on investment, 52-56

    Truman Library - Charles P. Kindleberger Oral History Interview

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