bandwagon
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1855 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

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  • Bandwagon — may refer to: * Bandwagon effect, copycat behaviour * argumentum ad numerum, or the bandwagon fallacy: If many believe so, it is so. * bandwagon fan, supporter of a sports team only during a period of success * a wagon which carries a band in a… …   Wikipedia

  • bandwagon — UK US /ˈbændˌwægən/ noun [C, usually singular] ► an activity, group, etc., that has become successful or fashionable and so attracts many new people: »A similar force is the peer group bandwagon: I may watch a television programme not only… …   Financial and business terms

  • bandwagon — andwagon n. 1. A popular trend that attracts growing support. when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band. the bandwagon led the circus parade [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bandwagon — also band wagon, 1855, Amer.Eng., from BAND (Cf. band) (2) + WAGON (Cf. wagon), originally a large wagon used to carry the band in a circus procession; as these also figured in celebrations of successful political campaigns, being on the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bandwagon — ► NOUN ▪ an activity or cause that has suddenly become fashionable or popular: the company is jumping on the Green bandwagon. ORIGIN from the former use of a wagon to carry a band in a parade …   English terms dictionary

  • bandwagon — ☆ bandwagon [band′wag΄ən ] n. a decorated wagon for a band of musicians to ride in, as in a parade on the bandwagon Informal on the popular or apparently winning side, as in an election …   English World dictionary

  • Bandwagon —   [englisch/amerikanisch, bændwægən], Pferdewagen, später auch Lastkraftwagen, auf dem die afroamerikanischen Streetbands bei Umzügen, aber auch bei Kapellenwettstreiten (Battles, Contests) oder zu Werbezwecken Anfang des Jahrhunderts im Süden… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bandwagon — noun VERB + BANDWAGON ▪ climb on, join, jump on ▪ Competitors have jumped on the bandwagon and started building similar machines. BANDWAGON + VERB ▪ be rolling, gather momentum …   Collocations dictionary

  • bandwagon — [[t]bæ̱ndwægən[/t]] bandwagons 1) N COUNT: usu sing You can refer to an activity or movement that has suddenly become fashionable or popular as a bandwagon. So what is really happening as the information bandwagon starts to roll? ...the… …   English dictionary

  • bandwagon — UK [ˈbændˌwæɡən] / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms bandwagon : singular bandwagon plural bandwagons an idea or activity, especially in politics or business, that suddenly becomes very popular or fashionable, so that a lot of… …   English dictionary

  • bandwagon — band|wag|on [ˈbændˌwægən] n 1.) an activity that a lot of people are doing ▪ The keep fit bandwagon started rolling in the mid 80s. 2.) climb/jump/get on the bandwagon to start doing or saying something that a lot of people are already doing or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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