cannon fodder

noun

Definition of cannon fodder

  1. 1 :  soldiers regarded or treated as expendable in battle

  2. 2 :  an expendable or exploitable person, group, or thing celebrities who have become cannon fodder for the tabloids

Examples of cannon fodder in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of cannon fodder

circa 1888


CANNON FODDER Defined for English Language Learners

cannon fodder

noun

Definition of cannon fodder for English Language Learners

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

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