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

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