a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors. a peevish complaint. Contemporary Examples “I think Jane Holl Lute would be a terrific candidate, and I urge the president to consider her,” carper said. Lute, Allen Top Congressional Wish List for DHS Josh Rogin July 15, […]
a heavy fabric, commonly of wool or nylon, for covering floors. a covering of this material. any relatively soft surface or covering like a carpet: They walked on the carpet of grass. any of a number of airborne electronic devices for jamming radar. a system of such devices. to cover or furnish with or as […]
a bag for traveling, especially one made of carpeting. to journey with little luggage. to act as a carpetbagger. Historical Examples He’s too honest entirely to stale the value of a pin, let alone a carpetbag. Brave and Bold Horatio Alger When the boy got through, he cast a speculative glance at the carpetbag. Brave […]
U.S. History. a Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War and became active in Republican politics, especially so as to profiteer from the unsettled social and political conditions of the area during Reconstruction. any opportunistic or exploitive outsider: Our bus company has served this town for years, but now the new one […]