Meaning of “bandwagon” in the English Dictionary

"bandwagon" in British English

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bandwagonnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈbændˌwæɡ.ən/ us /ˈbændˌwæɡ.ən/

an activity, group, movement, etc. that has become successful or fashionable and so attracts many new people:

a bandwagon effect

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(Definition of “bandwagon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bandwagon" in American English

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bandwagonnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈbændˌwæɡ·ən/

an activity or idea that has become very popular

(Definition of “bandwagon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bandwagon" in Business English

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bandwagonnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈbændˌwæɡən/ us

an activity, group, etc., that has become successful or fashionable and so attracts many new people:

A similar force is the peer group bandwagon: I may watch a television programme not only because I like it but because I want to be able to converse with my peer group.
jump/climb/get on the bandwagon disapproving

to become involved in an activity that is already successful so that you can get the advantages of it yourself:

The success of the product led many firms to try to jump on the bandwagon.

(Definition of “bandwagon” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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