Meaning of carpetbag

car•pet•bag

Pronunciation: (kär'pit-bag"), [key]
— n., v., -bagged, -bag•ging.
—n.
  1. a bag for traveling, esp. one made of carpeting.
—v.i.
  1. to journey with little luggage.
  2. to act as a carpetbagger.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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