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

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