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bandwagon

noun, band·wag·on often attributive \ˈband-ˌwa-gən\

: a popular activity, effort, cause, etc., that attracts growing support

Full Definition of BANDWAGON

1
:  a usually ornate and high wagon for a band of musicians especially in a circus parade
2
:  a popular party, faction, or cause that attracts growing support —often used in such phrases as jump on the bandwagon
3
:  a current or fashionable trend

Examples of BANDWAGON

  1. <tried to get everyone on the bandwagon about forming a neighborhood crime watch>

First Known Use of BANDWAGON

1855
BANDWAGON Defined for Kids

bandwagon

noun band·wag·on \ˈband-ˌwa-gən\

Definition of BANDWAGON for Kids

1
:  a wagon carrying musicians in a parade
2
:  a candidate, side, or movement that attracts growing support <Many restaurants are getting on the bandwagon and offering healthier food.>

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