Carpetbagger

Definition of Carpetbagger

Car´pet`bag`ger
n.1.An adventurer; - a term of contempt for a Northern man seeking private gain or political advancement in the southern part of the United States after the Civil War (1865)<- used now for any politician moving to a new location to take advantage of more favorable chances for election->.

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bunco artist, bunco steerer, cardsharp, cardsharper, con artist, con man, confidence man, crimp, horse coper, horse trader, jackleg, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, mortgage shark, pettifogger, pitchman, shark, sharp, sharper, sharpie, shortchanger, shyster, slicker, spieler
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