A bellwether is any entity in a given arena that serves to create or influence trends or to presage future happenings. The term is derived from the Middle English bellewether and refers to the practice of placing a bell around the neck of a castrated ram (a wether) leading his flock of sheep. The movements of the flock could be noted by hearing the bell before the flock was in sight.
A bellwether is one who leads or something that indicates future trends. It is also a term for a sheep with a bell around his neck, meant to ring so other sheep follow. recluse leader bellwether• Airplay on top 40 radio stations is a bellwether for future record sales.• Steve Jobs was a bellwether for computer technology trends.A NON EXAMPLE is the boy who cried wolf…loud, but no one followed.
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