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

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