carpetbag(redirected from carpetbagly)
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A traveling bag made of carpet fabric that was used chiefly in the United States during the 1800s.
a travelling bag originally made of carpeting
a bag for traveling, esp. one made of carpeting.
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|Noun||1.||carpetbag - traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century|
|Adj.||1.||carpetbag - following the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers; "carpetbag adventurers"; "a carpetbag government"|
|2.||carpetbag - presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality; "a carpetbag stranger"; "a capetbag politician"|
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"