fodder - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    food, especially hay or straw, for animals such as cows and horses
  2. 2
    someone or something considered useful only for one particular purpose

    We are not just voting fodder for professional politicians.

    See also cannon fodder
  3. 3
    someone or something that people talk or write about

    The band has given plenty of fodder to tabloid journalists.