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Definition of "bandwagon" []

  • An elaborately decorated wagon used to transport musicians in a parade. (noun)
  • Informal A cause or party that attracts increasing numbers of adherents: young voters climbing aboard the party's bandwagon. (noun)
  • Informal A current trend: "Even brand-name [drug] companies . . . have jumped on the generics bandwagon” ( Beth Howard). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bandwagon" in a sentence
  • "Literally, a bandwagon is a wagon which carries the band in a parade, circus or other entertainment."
  • "I think what could happen is some of the newcomers, like what they call bandwagon jumpers, do get their first full sort of shot to the solar plexus to teach them what it's been like for people who have been rooting for this team for many, many years."
  • "Just maybe that bandwagon is masquarading as a bunch of lemings walking toward the cliff of responsibility. once upon a horse"