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

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