cannon fodder


cannon fodder

noun

: soldiers who are sent into battle even though it is likely that they will die

Full Definition of CANNON FODDER

1
:  soldiers regarded or treated as expendable in battle
2
:  an expendable or exploitable person, group, or thing <celebrities who have become cannon fodder for the tabloids>

Examples of CANNON FODDER

  1. The poorly trained forces are little more than cannon fodder.

First Known Use of CANNON FODDER

circa 1891

Rhymes with CANNON FODDER

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