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

Definition of bandwagon

  1. 1 :  a usually ornate and high wagon for a band of musicians especially in a circus parade

  2. 2 :  a popular party, faction, or cause that attracts growing support —often used in such phrases as jump on the bandwagon

  3. 3 :  a current or fashionable trend

Examples of bandwagon in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of bandwagon from the Web

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First Known Use of bandwagon

1849


BANDWAGON Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bandwagon for English Language Learners

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


BANDWAGON Defined for Kids

bandwagon

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noun band·wag·on \ˈband-ˌwa-gən\

Definition of bandwagon for Students

  1. 1 :  a wagon carrying musicians in a parade

  2. 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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