carpetbag

[ kahr-pit-bag ]
/ ˈkɑr pɪtˌbæg /
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noun

a bag for traveling, especially one made of carpeting.

verb (used without object), car·pet·bagged, car·pet·bag·ging.

to journey with little luggage.
to act as a carpetbagger.

Nearby words

  1. carpet tile,
  2. carpet tiles,
  3. carpet, magic,
  4. carpet-bomb,
  5. carpet-sweeper,
  6. carpetbagger,
  7. carpetbaggers,
  8. carpeting,
  9. carpetweed,
  10. carphenazine maleate

Origin of carpetbag

First recorded in 1820–30; carpet + bag

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British Dictionary definitions for carpetbag

carpetbag

/ (ˈkɑːpɪtˌbæɡ) /

noun

a travelling bag originally made of carpeting
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Word Origin and History for carpetbag

carpetbag

n.

also carpet-bag, "soft-cover traveling case made of carpet fabric," 1830, from carpet (n.) + bag (n.).

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