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carpetbagger

  

      n  
1    a politician who seeks public office in a locality where he has no real connections  
2      (Brit)   a person who makes a short-term investment in a mutual savings or life-assurance organization in order to benefit from free shares issued following the organization's conversion to a public limited company  
3      (U.S.)   a Northern White who went to the South after the Civil War to profit from Reconstruction  
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