Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.
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).
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||bandwagon - a popular trend that attracts growing support; "when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon"|
|2.||bandwagon - a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band; "the gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995