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

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