fodder fodder  /ˈfɑ dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
  2. (n) coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
  3. (v) give fodder (to domesticated animals)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Letourneau's beauty and struggles with manic depression made her illicit affair the fodder of tabloids and women's magazines around the world.
  2. Her yummily lurid bio has provided fodder for everything from a failed Broadway musical to Jackie Susann's trash classics to a fictionalized portrait in Miller's play After the Fall.
  3. A cousin from the front lines confirms the use of underclass children as mine fodder.

News

  1. What graduates – and everyone – should know about money

    The problem with growing up in the household of a columnist is that everything you do becomes work fodder. And so it was that my children’s money foibles as toddlers and teens made my work easier.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  2. Finding Hidden Faces In Google Earth’s Landscapes

    A design studio in Berlin applied face-tracking technology to Earth’s surface, and found faces staring back. In a neat video on data visualization that we posted the other day, the narrator identifies Google Maps as one of the most commonly seen visualizations in the world. The influence of such widely available information provides so much fodder for new modes of expression, like these ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. New book gives balanced view of energy debates

    In recent years, the seemingly dry subjects of oil and gas drilling and renewable energy have become fodder for Hollywood movies, celebrity concerts and protests outside the White House.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Denver Post

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Quotes

  1. Fern said: "The next thing will be a comparison between me and the goddess who replaces me on This Morning. But that's fine. I couldn't care less but it annoys me to be used as fodder."
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Fern Britton Source: ITN

  2. "Passengers are growing weary of schedules that aren't worth the electrons they're printed on," Marion C. Blakey told a group of aviation executives at the Aero Club. "Airline schedules have got to stop being the fodder for late-night...
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Marion Blakey Source: CNN

  3. The case is "fodder for the bigots," Abraham H. Foxman, the ADL's national director, said in an interview this week with The Associated Press. "It's both embarrassing and it's painful."
    on Dec 25, 2008 By: Abraham Foxman Source: International Herald Tribune

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