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

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