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

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