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band·wag·on      [band-wag-uhn] Pronunciation Key
–noun
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.

[Origin: 1850–55, Americanism; band1 + wagon]
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band·wag·on       (bānd'wāg'ən)  Pronunciation Key 
n.  
  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).

band'wag'on·ing n.
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bandwagon

noun
1. a popular trend that attracts growing support; "when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon" 
2. a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band; "the gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade" 

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