carpetbagger - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈkɑː(r)pɪtˌbæɡə(r)/
singularcarpetbagger
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 US who went to the South to get political or financial advantages after the Civil War