Dictionary

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bandwagonerPrevious Word in the Dictionary: b and wAll Words Near: bandwagon
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears