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(noun) - a term of contempt for a Northern man seeking private gain or political advancement in the Southern United States after the Civil War. The name refers to a cloth bag many of them used for transporting their possessions.

Political cartoon drawing of a carpetbagger carrying a large bag.

Harper's Weekly cartoon depiction of a Carpetbagger. Wikimedia Commons.