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carpetbagger

noun
     
Related topics: Politics
car‧pet‧bag‧ger [countable]
1PP someone from the northern US who went to the southern US after the Civil War in order to make money, especially in a dishonest way
2 someone who moves to a different place to try to be politically successful - used in order to show disapproval
3 British English someone who opens an account at a building society because they think that the building society will soon become a bank, and then they will receive money or shares in the bank

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