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

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