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Definition of "carpetbagging" [carpetbagging]

  • Of or relating to carpetbaggers or their practices. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carpetbagging" in a sentence
  • "In 1964, when he was a young liberal Democrat at Manhattan College, Giuliani wrote an article for the student paper calling the carpetbagging charges against Robert F. Kennedy "ridiculous.""
  • "Pombo can now add 'carpetbagging' to his long list of nefarious political qualities."
  • "However, the "carpetbagging" issue is now a non-issue, as both Essel and Krekorian lived outside the district at the start of the campaign."
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