Meaning of FODDER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈfä-dər ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fōdor; akin to Old High German fuotar food — more at food

Date: before 12th century

1. : something fed to domestic animals ; especially : coarse food for cattle, horses, or sheep

2. : inferior or readily available material used to supply a heavy demand

fodder for tabloids

• fodder transitive verb

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