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 in a sentence
The poorly trained forces are little more than cannon fodder.
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CANNON FODDER Defined for English Language Learners
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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