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

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