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carpetbag

[ kahr-pit-bag ]
/ 藞k蓱r p瑟t藢b忙g /
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noun
a bag for traveling, especially one made of carpeting.
verb (used without object), car路pet路bagged, car路pet路bag路ging.
to journey with little luggage.
to act as a carpetbagger.
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Origin of carpetbag

First recorded in 1820鈥30; carpet + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for carpetbag

carpetbag
/ (藞k蓱藧p瑟t藢b忙伞) /

noun
a travelling bag originally made of carpeting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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