how to pronounce carpetbagger


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carpetbagger is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of carpetbagger


  1. One who comes to a place or organisation with which they have no previous connection with the sole or primary aim of personal gain, especially political or financial gain.
  2. An immigrant from the Northern to the Southern States after the American Civil War of 1861-5, especially one who went South to gain political influence.

carpetbagger frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word carpetbagger occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics carpetbagger can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that carpetbagger can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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