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

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