Origin of carpetbagger
Examples from the Web for carpetbagger
Bob Smith: unbalanced, inconstant, and even more of a carpetbagger than the other guy.
The two biggest hurdles executives entering politics face is being viewed as either a carpetbagger or egomaniac.
He was told that he was a carpetbagger, but he desperately wanted to serve the people, as I do.
In vain his Carpetbagger lieutenant congratulated him on the success of his Napoleonic move.
"You'll go down, all right—without those troops—mark my word," cried the Carpetbagger.
The Carpetbagger was a Northern adventurer who came South to prey on the misfortunes of a ruined people.
In reality you are the direct descendants of the Reconstruction Scalawag and Carpetbagger.
The conference of the carpetbagger with the little Governor proved more ominous than even Norton had feared.
British Dictionary definitions for carpetbagger
Word Origin and History for carpetbagger
also carpet-bagger, 1868, American English, scornful appellation for Northerners who went South after the fall of the CSA seeking private gain or political advancement. The name is based on the image of men arriving with all their worldly goods in a big carpetbag. Sense later extended to any opportunist from out of the area.