Fodder meaning

fŏd'ər
The definition of fodder is art material or something that is in high demand and often poor quality.

An example of fodder is colored tissue paper.

An example of fodder is the Star news magazine.

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Fodder is defined as a coarse food given to farm animals.

An example of fodder is alfalfa hay.

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Feed for livestock, especially coarsely chopped hay or straw.
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Raw material, as for artistic creation.
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A consumable, often inferior item or resource that is in demand and usually abundant supply.

Romantic novels intended as fodder for the pulp fiction market.

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To feed with fodder.
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Coarse food for cattle, horses, sheep, etc., as cornstalks, hay, and straw.
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Something, esp. information, that is thought of as being in large supply and, often, inferior, raw or coarse, etc.

Promotional fodder in mass media.

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The basis or basic material for something.

Fodder for celebrity gossip.

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To feed with fodder.
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Food for animals; that which is fed to cattle, horses, and sheep, such as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.
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A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19 1/2 to 24 cwt (993 to 1222 kg).; a fother.
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(slang, drafting, design) Tracing paper.
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(figuratively) Something which serves as inspiration or encouragement, especially for satire or humour.
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(cryptic crosswords) The text to be operated on (anagrammed, etc.) within a clue.
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(dialect) To feed animals (with fodder).
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Origin of fodder

From Middle English, from Old English fōdor, from Proto-Germanic *fōdrą (compare West Frisian foer, Dutch voer 'pasture, fodder', German Futter 'feed', Danish and Swedish foder), from *fōdô 'food', from Proto-Indo-European *pat- 'to feed', *peh₂- (“to guard, graze, feed”). More at food.