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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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carpetbagger

[ˈkɑːpɪtˌbægəʳ] n (Pol) → profittatore/trice (politico/a)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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Kensington was turned over to the 'carpet bagging' developers after the failure of Kensington New Deal, a PS63 million, over 10 years project, that created many more problems than it cured, splitting up communities whilst diverting the funding to other parts of the city, and even Wales.
In Elections 2013, it was the fresh and vibrant ideology of the newly resurgent party that got people starry eyed; in 2018 the jaded ideology ripped to shreds by carpet bagging electables as they hoofed up to Bani Gala and ensconced themselves in the lap of the party leadership has been replaced by the sheer cult of the leader.
He was said to have made a killing from "carpet bagging" building societies in the 1990s and rumour has it he buried thousands of gold Krugerrand coins in his back garden.