Meaning of bandwagon

band•wag•on

Pronunciation: (band'wag"un), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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