1. an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously

- after the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south

Definition categories: person, opportunist

Sentences with carpetbagger as a noun:

- Though he lived and worked in Los Angeles for sixteen years, the candidate for Attorney General is no carpetbagger; he was born and raised in this state and graduated from the state university.

- He's just a carpetbagger who was surprised to find that Southerns are not like the cast of The Dukes of Hazzard or Deliverance.