(noun, adjective, verb)


1. following the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers

- carpetbag adventurers

- a carpetbag government

2. presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality

- a carpetbag stranger

Similar word(s): expedient, carpetbagging

Sentences with carpetbag as an adjective:

- carpetbag travels


1. traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century

Definition categories: man–made, bag, grip, suitcase


1. To come to a place or organisation with which one has no previous connection with the sole or primary aim of personal gain, especially political or financial gain.