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fodder

noun [U] uk   /ˈfɒd.ər/ us    /ˈfɑː.dɚ/

fodder noun [U] (ANIMAL FOOD)

food that is given to cows, horses, and other farm animals

fodder noun [U] (USEFUL PEOPLE/THINGS)

people or things that are useful for the stated purpose: Politicians are always good fodder for comedians (= they make jokes about them).
Translations of “fodder”
in Spanish pienso, forraje…
in French fourrage…
in German das Futter…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物的食物, (乳牛、馬等家畜的)飼料,秣…
in Russian корм для скота…
in Turkish saman, ot, kuru ot…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物的食物, (奶牛、马等家畜的)饲料,秣…
in Polish pasza…
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