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fodder

[ fod-er ]
/ ˈfɒd ər /
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noun

coarse food for livestock, composed of entire plants, including leaves, stalks, and grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
people considered as readily available and of little value: cannon fodder.
raw material: fodder for a comedian's routine.

verb (used with object)

to feed with or as if with fodder.

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Origin of fodder

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fodder, fōdor; cognate with German Futter; akin to food
1. See feed.
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British Dictionary definitions for fodder

fodder
/ (ˈfɒdə) /

noun

bulk feed for livestock, esp hay, straw, etc
raw experience or materialfodder for the imagination

verb

(tr) to supply (livestock) with fodder
Old English fōdor; related to Old Norse fōthr, Old High German fuotar; see food, forage
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