Meaning of fodder

fod•der

Pronunciation: (fod'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. coarse food for livestock, composed of entire plants, including leaves, stalks, and grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
  2. people considered as readily available and of little value: cannon fodder.
  3. raw material: fodder for a comedian's routine.
—v.t.
  1. to feed with or as if with fodder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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