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band·wag·on

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

band′wag′on·ing n.

bandwagon

(ˈbændˌwæɡən)
n
1. US a wagon, usually high and brightly coloured, for carrying the band in a parade
2. jump on the bandwagon climb on the bandwagon get on the bandwagon to join or give support to a party or movement that seems to be assured of success

band•wag•on

(ˈbændˌwæg ən)

n.
a large ornate wagon for carrying band musicians, as in a circus.
Idioms:
climb or jump on the bandwagon, to join a party, cause, movement, etc., that appears to be gaining popular support.
[1850–55, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bandwagon - a popular trend that attracts growing support; "when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon"
vogue, style, trend - the popular taste at a given time; "leather is the latest vogue"; "he followed current trends"; "the 1920s had a style of their own"
2.bandwagon - a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical bandbandwagon - a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band; "the gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade"
waggon, wagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
Translations

bandwagon

[ˈbændˌwægən] N to jump or climb on the bandwagonsubirse al carro or al tren

bandwagon

[ˈbændwægən] n
to jump on the bandwagon → prendre le train en marche

bandwagon

[ˈbændˌwægən] n to jump on the bandwagon (fig) → seguire la corrente
References in classic literature ?
Some of these painted walls reminded me somewhat of the tall van, plastered with fanciful bills and posters, that follows the bandwagon of a circus about a country village.
Seems to me Ukip will say anything and jump on any bandwagons to get a few extra votes, even if they once poured cold water on some ideas.
On another subject its nice to see Ukip jumping on the Plaid Cymru bandwagon of scraping the Severn bridges tolls.
Finally, if we are talking about bandwagons, Coun Barton really should have spoken to Coun Hardeman first.
But then a bandwagon is a bandwagon wherever it comes from
Bandwagons are stated to be diffusion processes that innovative organizations go through.
Punters are absolute suckers for bandwagons and the bandwagon rolling on Wednesday night was driven by Mick McCarthy.
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott got his dig in while criticising Mr Hague over jumping on bandwagons.
Calliopes and other instruments also are designed to be mounted on antique firetrucks or bandwagons for parades and picnics.
Hague's bandwagons are like faulty shopping trolleys - they keep veering off to the right.
American research experience on the bandwagon effect has been mixed.