砲弾の餌食

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

Phrase consisting of 砲弾 ‎(hōdan, a cannonball; a shell) +‎ ‎(no, possessive particle) +‎ 餌食 ‎(ejiki, prey; victim), calque of English cannon fodder.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ho̞ːdã̠ɴ no̞ e̞d͡ʑiki]

Noun[edit]

砲弾の餌食 ‎(hiragana ほうだんのえじき, romaji hōdan no ejiki)

  1. cannon fodder