a Spanish musical instrument of the guitar family with six pairs of double strings.
bandurria; Spanish, eighteenth century; played with a plectrum usually made of tortoise-shell.
Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) Carl Engel
Three men were sitting on the doorstep of a house, two playing guitars, one playing the bandurria.
Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
Banjo seems to be derived from bandore or bandurria, modern French and Spanish forms of tambour, respectively.
The American Language Henry L. Mencken
- Bandwagon effect
noun the phenomenon of a popular trend continuing to gain popularity Examples A newspaper article about the popularity of merlot had the bandwagon effect. Word Origin after ‘jumping on the bandwagon’
- Bandwagon, the
bandwagon, the modifier : the bandwagon phenomenon noun phrase The strong current popularity and impetus of a person, idea, party, etc: the Reagan bandwagon/ the antinuke bandwagon (1890s+) Related Terms get on the bandwagon
a small venomous snake, Vermicella annulata, inhabiting New South Wales, marked with black and white bands. noun (pl) -bandies a small Australian elapid snake, Vermicella annulata, ringed with black and yellow
having crooked legs; bowlegged. Historical Examples He introduced her to his brother officers, and all went well for about a fortnight, when she eloped with a bandy-legged tinker. Social England under the Regency, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Ashton. Lots of boys pretend they are bandy-legged when they see me coming.’ Chatterbox, 1905. Various Sometimes […]