- to journey with little luggage.
- to act as a carpetbagger.
Origin of carpetbag
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Examples from the Web for carpetbag
He's too honest entirely to stale the value of a pin, let alone a carpetbag.
When the boy got through, he cast a speculative glance at the carpetbag.
I gave him my carpetbag to carry this morning, and he ran away with it.
The boy shouldered the carpetbag and started in advance, Robert following.
For I read on your carpetbag, when we met in the orchard, 'P. Bug.The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug
Arthur Scott Bailey
- a travelling bag originally made of carpeting
Word Origin and History for carpetbag
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