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

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