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

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