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

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