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carpetbagger


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carpetbagger  \Car"pet*bag`ger\,  n. 
  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) 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carpetbagger 
  n  :  an  outsider  who  seeks  power  or  success  presumptuously; 
  "after  the  Civil  War  the  carpetbaggers  from  the  north 
  tried  to  take  over  the  south" 




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