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

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