Definition of bandwagon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbandˌwaɡən/


1A wagon used for carrying a band in a parade or procession.
Example sentences
  • He says a bit in his defence and then carries on on his bandwagon.
  • When I spoke to Declan on Wednesday evening, he was in the processing of finalizing a deal for the new bandwagon.
  • We must not reward them by jumping on any of their various bandwagons.
2 [usually in singular] A particular activity or cause that has suddenly become fashionable or popular: the local deejays are on the home-team bandwagon
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  • Apart from the integrated oil outfits, lots of other businesses are now climbing on board the environmental bandwagon.
  • FOXY BROWN is the latest member of the hip hop contingent to jump on the fashion bandwagon.
  • One thing Clinic could never be accused of is copying anyone's sound or jumping aboard the latest fashionable bandwagon.


jump (or climb) on the bandwagon

Join others in doing or supporting something fashionable or likely to be successful: scientists and doctors alike have jumped on the bandwagon
More example sentences
  • Terry can also rely on Richmond's army of supporters to jump on the bandwagon if they get the sniff of success.
  • If somebody else innovates and it becomes successful they might try to buy them out or jump on the bandwagon, but if innovation threatens that guaranteed income they squash it and that's that.
  • It is a delicate dance between enticing legions of customers to jump on the bandwagon and building the capacity to support them if they actually show up.

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Syllabification: band·wag·on

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