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carpetbag

[kahr-pit-bag] /ˈkɑr pɪtˌbæg/
noun
1.
a bag for traveling, especially one made of carpeting.
verb (used without object), carpetbagged, carpetbagging.
2.
to journey with little luggage.
3.
to act as a carpetbagger.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; carpet + bag
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British Dictionary definitions for carpet-bag

carpetbag

/ˈkɑːpɪtˌbæɡ/
noun
1.
a travelling bag originally made of carpeting
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Word Origin and History for carpet-bag

carpetbag

n.

also carpet-bag, "soft-cover traveling case made of carpet fabric," 1830, from carpet (n.) + bag (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for carpet-bag

carpetbag

verb

To try to make a good impression (1930s+ Students)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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