- a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band
"the gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade"
- a popular trend that attracts growing support
"when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon"
- The young men of Japan are apt to jump on the bandwagon.
- In the past I used to vote the Democratic ticket, but from now on I'll climb on the Republicans' bandwagon.
- In the past I used to vote for the Democratic ticket, but from now on I'll climb on the Republican bandwagon.
- The priest seems to make it a practice to climb on the underdog's bandwagon and persuade the other side to compromise.
- In a football game the spectators are usually ardent rooters for one of the two teams, but there also is a small group who will climb on the bandwagon of the winning team.