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

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