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Carpet-bagger: A Northern political adventurer in the South after the American Civil War (1865) usually seeking private gain under the reconstruction governments. Their only “property qualification” was their “carpet bag” of personal belongings and were regarded as exploiters. 2. Outsider;especially: a nonresident or new resident who seeks private gain from an area often by meddling in its business or politics.