Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “carpetbagger” en inglés

carpetbagger

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɑː.pɪtˌbæɡ.ər/ us    /ˈkɑːr.pɪtˌbæɡ.ɚ/

carpetbagger noun [C] (POLITICS)

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 there

carpetbagger noun [C] (MONEY)

UK disapproving someone who invests in a financial organization that is owned by its members, in order to make a profit if it is sold: Thousands of carpetbaggers have invested in the building society, hoping that it will become a public company.
(Definition of carpetbagger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de carpetbagger
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “carpetbagger” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

debut

the occasion when someone performs or presents something to the public for the first time

Palabra del día

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Aprende más 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Aprende más