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

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