bandwagoner

noun band·wag·on·er \ ˈband-ˌwa-gə-nər \
variants: or bandwagoneer play \¦band-ˌwa-gə-¦nir\

Definition of bandwagoner

plural bandwagoners or bandwagoneers
chiefly US
:a person who takes part in or becomes enthusiastic about something only when it is popular or fashionable
  • … ugly performances through December and the first half of January caused more than a few bandwagoners to jump ship …
  • —Kevin GreensteinNew York Sun6 Feb. 2008
  • … Hawks fans bellyached about the affluent bandwagoners who are scooping up tickets …
  • —Dan McNeilChicago Tribune28 May 2010
  • Though they are sometimes derided as shameless bandwagoners who leap into and out of stocks with abandon—increasing volatility in the process—it's not always a fair charge: Some momentum investors actually hold stocks for relatively long periods.
  • —Melanie WarnerFortune9 Dec. 1996
  • The original innovators have moved on, and all that remains are bandwagoneers pumping out an astounding amount of identical-looking product …
  • —Patricia Calhoun and Justin F. FarrarHouston Press31 Aug. 2006

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