carpetbagging carpetbagging

Definition(s):

  • (adj) presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality

Usage(s):

  1. The carpetbagging charge faded because Clinton was there so much.
  2. The carpetbagging charge faded because Clinton was there so much.
  3. As the votes were tallied last Thursday, it became clear that neither the unabashed pork barreling nor the charge of carpetbagging had succeeded.

News

  • Lookaway, Lookaway

    Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband, Duke, are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina’s high society, where old Southern money --- and older Southern secrets --- meet the new wealth of bankers, boom-era speculators, and carpetbagging social climbers.
    on August 2, 2013     Source: Book Reporter

Quotes

  1. "The press was caught up about carpetbagging. Voters didn't care about that," Ford said.
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Harold Ford Jr Source: Politico

  2. "You don't want to feel like you're carpetbagging," Sambora says. "That's why we refrained from doing this before."
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Richie Sambora Source: USA Today

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