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

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