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carpetbagger

noun [C] (MONEY)   UK disapproving
 
uk
/ˈkɑː.pɪtˌbæɡ.ər/
How to pronounce carpetbagger noun (MONEY) in British English
 
us
/ˈkɑːr.pɪtˌbæɡ.ɚ/
How to pronounce carpetbagger noun (MONEY) in American English
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(Pronunciation of carpetbagger noun (MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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