bandwagon

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

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of bandwagon

1849


BANDWAGON Defined for English Language Learners

bandwagon

noun

Definition of bandwagon for English Language Learners

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


BANDWAGON Defined for Kids

bandwagon

noun band·wag·on \ ˈband-ˌwa-gən \

Definition of bandwagon for Students

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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