Definition of Bandwagon

1. Noun. A popular trend that attracts growing support. "When they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon"

Generic synonyms: Style, Trend, Vogue



2. Noun. A large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band. "The gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade"
Generic synonyms: Waggon, Wagon

Definition of Bandwagon

1. Noun. A large wagon used to carry a band of musicians in a parade. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A current movement that attracts wide support. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bandwagon

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bandwagon

bandster
bandsters
bandstop
bandstration
bandstrations
bandstrength
bandstring
bandstrings
bandstructure
bandtail
bandulu
bandura
banduras
bandurria
bandurrias
bandwagon (current term)
bandwagon effect
bandwagon fallacy
bandwagons
bandwidth
bandwidths
bandy
bandy-leg
bandy-legged
bandy about
bandy legs
bandying
bandyings
bandylite
bandyman

Literary usage of Bandwagon

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1. Project 2015: Power and Progressedited by Patrick M Cronin edited by Patrick M Cronin (1997)
"Several factors will affect a state's propensity to bandwagon. First, weak states are more inclined to bandwagon than strong states, because they can do ..."

2. Leon Abbett's New Jersey: The Emergence of the Modern Governor by Richard A. Hogarty (2001)
"Finally discarding their factional baggage, they scampered aboard the party bandwagon toward the end of the campaign. Obviously, they wanted to hold on to ..."

3. Leon Abbett's New Jersey: The Emergence of the Modern Governor by Richard A. Hogarty (2001)
"Although most Democrats climbed aboard the Abbett bandwagon, Benjamin F. Lee and Henry Kelsy were holdouts. Both men were part of the State House Ring. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"His point was well taken, for politicians have been able to board the environmental bandwagon simply by making the right kind of noises from the podium. ..."

5. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"Ma Ferguson and Aimee are first-rate drivers of a bandwagon and they put on a great show but shucks that don't make 'em leaders. There's Sunny Jim too—he's ..."

6. Standards, Conformity Assessment, and Trade Into the 21st Century by National Research Council (1995)
"The second is the possibility of a technology bandwagon, in which users rush to adopt a standard ... The corollary of the bandwagon is technology lock-in. ..."

7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"In the case of kilometer, however, there is at present no bandwagon. The currently most widespread American pronunciation, ..."

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