British vs. American English

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Can you name the words that have different meanings in the U.K. and the U.S.?

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British MeaningWordAmerican Meaning
HikerRanch house
AdministrationState
Young womanRude gesture
To dim headlightsTo use smokeless tobacco
PacifierDuvet
SidewalkRoad surface
EraserCondom
LawyerSalesman
To criticiseList of candidates
Picnic basketLaundry basket
French friesCrisps
Writing deskChest of drawers
Wheat or oatsMaize
To broilTo barbecue
UndershirtWaistcoat
British MeaningWordAmerican Meaning
DiaperKinky
Mardi GrasTraveling fair
GarterBraces
Granola barPancake
To rambleTo equivocate
SweaterDress worn over a blouse
MachinistTrain operator
DaycareNativity scene
Large, open tentSign over an entrance
Poorly organizedFeisty, determined
Living roomBar
CartTram
ExcellentTo earn high marks
FriendSpouse
YardVegetable patch

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