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car·pet·bag·ger

 (kär′pĭt-băg′ər)
n.
1. A Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War for political or financial advantage.
2. An outsider, especially a politician, who presumptuously seeks a position or success in a new locality.

[So called because they carried their belongings in carpetbags.]

car′pet·bag′ger·y n.

carpetbagger

(ˈkɑːpɪtˌbæɡə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a politician who seeks public office in a locality where he or she has no real connections
2. (Insurance) Brit a person who makes a short-term investment in a mutual savings or life-assurance organization in order to benefit from free shares issued following the organization's conversion to a public limited company
3. (Banking & Finance) Brit a person who makes a short-term investment in a mutual savings or life-assurance organization in order to benefit from free shares issued following the organization's conversion to a public limited company
4. (Historical Terms) US a Northern White who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from Reconstruction

car•pet•bag•ger

(ˈkɑr pɪtˌbæg ər)

n.
1. a Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from the unsettled conditions.
2. any person, esp. a politician, who takes up residence in a place opportunistically.
[1865–70, Amer.]
car′pet•bag`ger•y, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpetbagger - an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously; "after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south"
opportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency above principle
Translations
volební kandidát
lykkerideropportunist
politikai kalandor
politikas perėjūnas
deputata kandidats
politický kariérista
akbaba politikacı

carpetbagger

[ˈkɑːpɪtˌbægəʳ] N
1. (US) (Pol) → aventurero/a m/f político/a
2. (Fin) (pej) oportunista que trata de sacar beneficio de una operación de conversión de una sociedad de crédito hipotecario en entidad bancaria

carpetbagger

[ˈkɑːpɪtˌbægəʳ] n (Pol) → profittatore/trice (politico/a)

carpetbagger

(ˈkaːpitˌbagə) , ((American) ˈka:rpitˌbagər) noun
politician who moves to a place where he/she sees an opportunity to promote his/her career.
References in classic literature ?
Neither were all the class designated as carpetbaggers dishonourable men.
This is the constituency of Tory Julian Smith, a metropolitan carpetbagger who succeeded love-rat David Curry in 2010.
Yet for seventy years virtually every learned book about the Allied invasions has overlooked Carpetbagger contributions.
During World War II, he played an instrumental role in the planning and execution of a secret military operation: designated by the code name "Operation Carpetbagger.
The three big shots were a carpetbagger, an elected post deserter, and a carpetbagger/elected post deserter.
The idea of carpetbagger banks goes back to how in the mid-1990s out-of-state banks, with taxpayer-supported FDIC subsidies, came here like carpetbaggers [who] descended on Texas after the Civil War.
The Carpetbagger and TV Decoder, in one cited example, will role up into one new blog called Media Decoder, a memo to staffers from New York Times' Jonathan Landman and Denise Warren revealed.
A group called Members for Conversion operated a website, carpetbagger.
One wonders what the Labour Party Wales' real feelings towards the Home Counties carpetbagger Maggie Jones, foisted on Blaenau Gwent under the guise of an All-Woman shortlist.
The move by Gordon Hart, left, follows an unsuccessful attempt earlier this year led by Australian carpetbagger Fred Woollard.
I've got 70 so far and I may go to a website such as carpetbagger.
CARPETBAGGER Michael Hardern may take West Bromwich Building Society to court in his bid to de-mutualise it