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noun [countable]     carpetbagger pronunciation in American English
/ˈkɑrpətˌbæɡər/
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pluralcarpetbaggers
  1. 1
    someone who gets involved in politics in a place away from where they live, because they think they will be more successful there
  2. 2
    American someone from the North of the U.S. who went to the South to get political or financial advantages after the Civil War, especially in a dishonest or immoral way
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