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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.
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