noun band·wag·on·er \ˈband-ˌwa-gə-nər\
variants: or


\¦band-ˌwa-gə-¦nir\ play

Definition of bandwagoner





chiefly US

  1. :  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 Greenstein, New York Sun, 6 Feb. 2008 … Hawks fans bellyached about the affluent bandwagoners who are scooping up tickets … — Dan McNeil, Chicago Tribune, 28 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 Warner, Fortune, 9 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. Farrar, Houston Press, 31 Aug. 2006

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Origin and Etymology of bandwagoner

bandwagon + 2-er

First Known Use: 1926

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a trip made at another's expense

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