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

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