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

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