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

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