carpetbag


1car·pet·bag

noun \-ˌbag\

Definition of CARPETBAG

:  a traveler's bag made of carpet and widely used in the United States in the 19th century

First Known Use of CARPETBAG

1829

2carpetbag

adjective \-ˌba-giŋ\

Definition of CARPETBAG

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of carpetbaggers <a carpetbag government>

Variants of CARPETBAG

carpetbag or car·pet·bag·ging \-ˌba-giŋ\

First Known Use of CARPETBAG

1870

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