American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An elaborately decorated wagon used to transport musicians in a parade.
- n. Informal A cause or party that attracts increasing numbers of adherents: young voters climbing aboard the party's bandwagon.
- n. Informal A current trend: "Even brand-name [drug] companies . . . have jumped on the generics bandwagon” ( Beth Howard).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wagon arranged to accommodate a band of musicians. It is generally large and ornate, with the seats along the sides.
- n. A large wagon used to carry a band of musicians in a parade.
- n. figuratively A current movement that attracts wide support.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A popular trend that attracts growing support.
- n. A large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band.
- n. a popular trend that attracts growing support
- n. a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band
- band + wagon, 1855. (Wiktionary)
“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”
“They were not on the Tim Urban bandwagon from the get-go.”
“People who grew up reading Spider-Man are able to pass on their beloved hero to younger readers who will relate to this new teen Parker, not to mention those just getting on the bandwagon from the movie's box office success.”
“Climbing on the anti-Obama bandwagon is counterproductive, they insist.”
“This mindless media bandwagon is like the chatter of an excited child who has noticed a bright balloon.”
“A bandwagon is he idiots who bash a new show like Melrose Place without even watching a few eps.”
“One politician who has jumped on said bandwagon is Keith Vaz, that fine upstanding MP for Leicester (East??).”
“I fully expect the worst in such a project that Warner Bros. will be aggressively pushing to American kids now that the Harry Potter bandwagon is about to end.”
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