Definition of carpetbagging in US English:

carpetbagging

adjective

informal, derogatory
  • Seeking political election in an area where one has no local connections.

    ‘his carpetbagging rise to power’
    ‘a blatant carpetbagging operation’

Pronunciation

carpetbagging

/ˈkärpətˌbaɡiNG//ˈkɑrpətˌbæɡɪŋ/