fodder Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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foddernoun [U]

uk   /ˈfɒd.ər/  us   /ˈfɑː.dɚ/

fodder noun [U] (ANIMAL FOOD)

food that is given to ​cows, ​horses, and other ​farmanimals

fodder noun [U] (USEFUL PEOPLE/THINGS)

people or things that are ​useful for the ​statedpurpose: Politicians are always good fodder forcomedians (= they make ​jokes about them).
(Definition of fodder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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foddernoun [U]

 us   /ˈfɑd·ər/
food given to ​cows, ​horses, and other ​farmanimals: fig. The ​charges of ​corruption in the ​StateHouse are fodder for (= have ​encouraged) late-evening ​jokes on ​television.
(Definition of fodder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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