- [countable, usually singular]
Word forms "bandwagon":
singular bandwagon plural bandwagonsan idea or activity, especially in politics or business, that suddenly becomes very popular or fashionable, so that a lot of people want to be involved in itjump on/climb on/join the bandwagon:
His recent poll victory could start an ultra-nationalist bandwagon rolling.
Every business was trying to jump on the "dot-com" bandwagon.
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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 — 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