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Below you will find the definition of bandwagon, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a popular trend that attracts growing support
EXAMPLES - Bandwagon in a Sentence
- 'Green' bandwagon is getting a big push - USATODAY. com (source)
- They were not on the Tim Urban bandwagon from the get-go. (source)
- Why would anyone want to "bandwagon" such a terrible team? (source)
- This egotist's self-promotion bandwagon is becoming a circus. (source)
- Same for anyone who gets on her 'bandwagon' without fessing up. (source)
- That is, well, putting the cart or 'bandwagon' before the horse! (source)
- Others want to hop on your 'bandwagon' when you move toward a goal. (source)
- The Obama bandwagon is political theatre and protective maneuvering. (source)
- Climbing on the anti-Obama bandwagon is counterproductive, they insist. (source)
- NetJ. com offers itself as a kind of bandwagon, albeit one without wheels. (source)
- Not everyone is hopping onboard the bizarre baby-name bandwagon, of course. (source)
- To be more precise, the media are engaging in a technique known as the bandwagon: (source)
- If you're going to hop on a buzzword bandwagon, make sure that you can back it up. (source)
- And when Vista came out -- EVERYONE AGREED -- and the bandwagon was a little light. (source)
- Mr. Miller, I find your use of the word "bandwagon" to be very interesting in this context. (source)
- Everybody else has now also jumped on that same bandwagon, which is very sad and disappointing. (source)
- A bandwagon is he idiots who bash a new show like Melrose Place without even watching a few eps. (source)
- Literally, a bandwagon is a wagon which carries the band in a parade, circus or other entertainment. (source)
- This mindless media bandwagon is like the chatter of an excited child who has noticed a bright balloon. (source)
- One politician who has jumped on said bandwagon is Keith Vaz, that fine upstanding MP for Leicester (East??). (source)
- Michael Arrington though wants to get on the Facebook bandwagon which is why a lot of posts are about the company. (source)
- Davis is the latest celebrity to jump on the clothing label bandwagon, designing a line for Belk department stores. (source)
- Also, I think referencing TDK as a reason why studios are jumping on the IMax bandwagon is completely valid and reasonable. (source)
- He described investors as piling onto a "bandwagon" that is likely to lose momentum as the inevitable profit-taking kicks in. (source)
- Lately Los Angeles has been jumping on the one hit wonder restaurant bandwagon, that is - a store that specializes in one thing. (source)
- On the other hand, I know an un-naturally high # of Kucinich supporters and I have a close friend who has jumped on the Dodd "bandwagon". (source)
- Also jumping on the bandwagon is the pop-up Ping Pong Parlour, a temporary table tennis cafe in central London's fashionable Carnaby Street area. (source)
- Yes, he's jumping on the trash McCain bandwagon, but if he really wanted to get on the good side of Connecticut voters he would have trashed Lieberman too. (source)
- The obvious disadvantage of bringing PoE to an organization not already on the bandwagon is the simple fact that existing switches are effectively redundant. (source)
- They should look for ways to strengthen national unity, rather than lead the name-calling bandwagon over who was a "Nazi" or a "Communist" during World War II. (source)
- Although it was seriously concerned about the current crime wave, it was also worried about the growing "bandwagon" calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty. (source)
- You'd like to pretend that this never happened, and yet without that context you can't truly explain the behavior of this so-called "bandwagon", nor can you so flatly condemn it. (source)
- Their top Bears blogger is from New York, and they jumped on the big name bandwagon with Jack McDowell blogging about the White Sox - which hasn't been updated since November, by the way. (source)
- Likewise, I'm all aboard the metaphorical bandwagon which is looking for the tasty 'Samuel Adams' Red Sox (Kerry) 'to continue its winning ways over the' Piss-Swill BUScH-League Tex-ass Rangers (GWB). (source)
- That said, the reason why you're not seeing major LGBT rights advocates jumping on the recall bandwagon is that there are far more pressing matters going on right now that directly pertain to gay rights. (source)
- Another school to join the bandwagon is the Udgam School for Children which recently provided laptops to its teachers by bearing 50% expenses of the cost of the laptops, the rest would be borne by the teachers themselves. (source)
- People who grew up reading Spider-Man are able to pass on their beloved hero to younger readers who will relate to this new teen Parker, not to mention those just getting on the bandwagon from the movie's box office success. (source)
- I think what could happen is some of the newcomers, like what they call bandwagon jumpers, do get their first full sort of shot to the solar plexus to teach them what it's been like for people who have been rooting for this team for many, many years. (source)
- Unfortunately, premium cable has not come around to get on the Adamek bandwagon, which is another sign of the boxing apocalypse, especially considering that a rematch of his 2008 Fight of The Year candidate with Steve Cunningham would be perfect for an HBO or Showtime card. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "bandwagon" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 35 synonyms for bandwagon.
appearance, chic, configuration, convention, craze, cry, cultism, cultus, custom, cut, dernier cri, fad, faddism, figure, form, furor, in thing, last word, latest, latest thing, line, look, make, mode, model, mold, newest wrinkle, pattern, rage, shape, thing, tone, trend, usage, vogue
We have 2 antonyms for bandwagon.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of bandwagon from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An elaborately decorated wagon used to transport musicians in a parade.
- (noun) Informal A cause or party that attracts increasing numbers of adherents: young voters climbing aboard the party's bandwagon.
- (noun) Informal A current trend: "Even brand-name [drug] companies . . . have jumped on the generics bandwagon” ( Beth Howard).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A large wagon used to carry a band of musicians in a parade.
- (noun) A current movement that attracts wide support.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A popular trend that attracts growing support.
- (noun) A large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A wagon arranged to accommodate a band of musicians. It is generally large and ornate, with the seats along the sides.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a popular trend that attracts growing support
- (noun) a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band