Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • noun
  • adj

Synonyms for carpetbag

traveling bag made of carpet

presumptuously seeking success or a position in a new locality

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Yankees, white trash, Carpetbag parvenus--; The O'Haras might have been kings of Ireland once but your father was nothing but a smart Mick on the make.
I stoop grab the carpetbag at my knees, fling the pouch through the open window.
Representing: Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Danzahoy, Helios Dance Theater, Liss Fain Dance Company, Rainbow Dance Theatre, Ultima Vez, Mythili Prakash, Pacifico Dance Company, Viver Brasil Dance Company, Yaelisa and Caminos Flamenco, The Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater, Do Jump, SYTE/ON: TAIKO X2, David Karagianis
Of course, there are those people who may not wish to pay the going rate for a purebred canine, and would rather carpetbag a passing pooch.
It just leaves me wondering why our Prime Minister doesn't go the whole hog, change his name to Tony Poppins and sing A Spoonful Of Sugar with every new initiative that his party bring out of Mary's magic, bottomless carpetbag.
to hide what they regard ,as dirty, linen in Abe s faded carpetbag.
Godard is a great big carpetbag of a book, which threatens to burst at the seams and take the reader along with it.
This furor sexualis has been especially frequent among the negroes in States cursed by carpetbag statesmanship, in which frequent changes in the social and commercial status of the negro have occurred.
Now we leapfrog to the current era, and alas again we have someone who has stuffed her traveling garb into the proverbial carpetbag and moved in on an unsuspecting electorate.
The book treats the early period of Reconstruction in South Carolina before the emergence of carpetbag and black governance and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and in it DeForest describes all facets of Southern white society as well as that of free blacks.
When she returned, Rumble opened one eye to watch her unload her carpetbag.
She opened her carpetbag and pulled out the biggest teapot the class had ever seen.
No longer could the Republican post-War political strategy of achieving national majorities by carpetbag control of southern states be maintained, and political support in the North for civil rights--which was never robust--had run its course.