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

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