Definition of fodder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɒdə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːdər//
    [uncountable] Animal farming, Equine sports
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  1. 1food for horses and farm animals See related entries: Animal farming, Equine sports
  2. 2(disapproving) (often after a noun) people or things that are considered to have only one use Without education, these children will end up as factory fodder (= only able to work in a factory). This story will be more fodder for the gossip columnists. He regarded lists of rules, regulations and procedures as dustbin fodder (= only fit to be thrown away).
  3. see also cannon fodder
    Word OriginOld English fōdor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voeder and German Futter, also to food.
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