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English definition of “carpetbagger”

carpetbagger

noun [C] (POLITICS)    /ˈkɑː.pɪtˌbæɡ.ər/ US  /ˈkɑːr.pɪtˌbæɡ.ɚ/ mainly US disapproving
someone who tries to be elected as a politician in a place away from their home because they think there is a greater chance of succeeding thereVoters and Candidates in elections
(Definition of carpetbagger noun (POLITICS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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