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

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