Adjective "bandwagon" definition and examples

(Bandwagon may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Used in reference to an activity, cause, etc. that is currently fashionable or popular and attracting increasing support.
  1. 'concerns over the risk posed by this emerging technology threaten to derail the bandwagon'
  2. 'Apart from the integrated oil outfits, lots of other businesses are now climbing on board the environmental bandwagon.'
  3. 'FOXY BROWN is the latest member of the hip hop contingent to jump on the fashion bandwagon.'
  4. 'Any spectacle surrounding the Tyson bandwagon tends to display only the awesome power of money.'
  5. 'Critics, notoriously influenced by what other critics have written, are often prone to drift onto bandwagons, consciously or not.'
  6. 'However, as soon as they have a steady income and begin to raise a family, they join the package-deal bandwagon or join guided tours.'
  7. 'Perish the thought of jumping willy-nilly on to investment bandwagons or lavishing shareholders' funds on high-profile marketing campaigns.'
  8. 'There are a number of people jumping on the Scottish bandwagon and making things very depressing.'
  9. 'In the short-term meanwhile, there are plans for a website, as Robertson jumps on the e-commerce bandwagon.'
  10. 'While others may be content to jump on the electroclash bandwagon, Tiga again proves to be an innovator.'
(especially formerly) a wagon used for carrying a band in a parade or procession.
  1. 'Even as the bandwagon rolled over their son's grave, they honoured his memory by voicing nothing but calm compassion for his killer.'
  2. 'This is the explosive essence of carnival, and it is driven by music from bandwagons, articulated lorries stacked 30 feet high with speakers.'
  3. 'At first glance, a fella could be hoodwinked into assuming both these bandwagons to be one and the same.'
  4. 'Our extended family got on the bandwagon, of course, and we all began making inquiries.'
  5. 'When I spoke to Declan on Wednesday evening, he was in the processing of finalizing a deal for the new bandwagon.'
  6. 'Sometimes, though, I don't always get on the bandwagon before it rolls out of the gate.'
  7. 'One man is out to derail the bandwagons in all three of the Festival's biggest races, however.'
  8. 'We must not reward them by jumping on any of their various bandwagons.'

More definitions

1. a wagon, usually large and ornately decorated, for carrying a musical band while it is playing, as in a circus parade or to a political rally.

2. a party, cause, movement, etc., that by its mass appeal or strength readily attracts many followers: After it became apparent that the incumbent would win, everyone decided to jump on the bandwagon.

More examples(as adjective)

"effects can be bandwagon."

"analysts can be bandwagon."

"momentums can be bandwagon."

"whiles can be bandwagon."

"traders can be bandwagon."

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Mid 19th century (originally US): from band + wagon.


jump (or climb) on the bandwagon