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

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