\kˈɑːpɪt bˈaɡəz], \kˈɑːpɪt bˈaɡəz], \k_ˈɑː_p_ɪ_t b_ˈa_ɡ_ə_z]\
Definitions of CARPET BAGGERS
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A name given first to Northern politicians who sought temporary homes in the Southern States to obtain qualifications for admission to Congress from these States. After 1865 the name was given to Northern Republicans who settled in the South and later to all whites who endeavored to control the colored vote.
By John Franklin Jameson