Definition of Carpetbags

1. Noun. (plural of carpetbag) ¹



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Definition of Carpetbags

1. carpetbag [v] - See also: carpetbag

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpetbags

carpet pad
carpet python
carpet shark
carpet sharks
carpet slipper
carpet snake
carpet sweeper
carpet tack
carpetbagged
carpetbagger
carpetbaggeries
carpetbaggers
carpetbaggery
carpetbagging
carpetbags (current term)
carpetball
carpeted
carpeting
carpetings
carpetless
carpetlike
carpetmaker
carpetmakers
carpetmaking
carpetmonger
carpetmongers

Literary usage of Carpetbags

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1. Scrapbook (1906)
"Go ahead," Hale said to Harnden. " You can make money. I'll get you a lot of customers right here in New York." carpetbags First Express Cars. ..."

2. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"... where you come upon a fine flashy shop of plated- goods, or a grand French emporium of dolls, walking-sticks, carpetbags, and perfumery. ..."

3. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1896)
"In a number of instances parties have been apprehended carrying high explosives on passenger cars in carpetbags or valises and in trunks or chests checked ..."

4. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"For the greater part of the journey the little guard sat on the roof among the carpetbags, holding in one hand a huge tambour-frame, in the other a bandbox ..."

5. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"The name arose from the fact that only a few of them intended to settle permanently, and therefore carried, it was said. their effects in carpetbags. ..."

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