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

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