carpetbaggery


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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.

carpetbaggery

(ˈkɑːpɪtˌbæɡərɪ)
n
the practice of being a carpetbagger