carpetbag carpetbag

Definition(s):

  1. (n) traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century
  2. (adj) following the practices or characteristic of carpetbaggers
  3. (adj) presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality

Usage(s):

  1. Encouraged, Mann packed his carpetbag in 1866 and moved on to Mobile as Federal Assessor of Internal Revenue.
  2. For post-war developments they think of Lincoln's assassination, the attempt to impeach Andrew Johnson, the scandal of carpetbag rule in the South.
  3. She's the opposite of Mary Poppins, who turns up and shows off and starts pulling things out of her carpetbag.

News

  • Tenn. arts programs get nearly $1M in support

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee arts organizations are receiving more than $995,000 in the National Endowment for the Arts' latest round of giving. According to the endowment, more than $750,000 will go to the Tennessee Arts Commission to support partnership activities. Friends of the Cumberland Trail, in Caryville, is receiving $35,000 for a folk arts project, while the Carpetbag Theatre, in ...
    on April 18, 2014     Source: WDEF Chattanooga

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