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

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