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noun
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Origin of white ant

First recorded in 1675–85

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white-ant
[ hwahyt-ant, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌænt, ˈwaɪt- /

verb (used with object) Australian Informal.
to undermine or subvert from within.

Origin of white-ant

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for white ant

white ant

noun
another name for termite
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