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

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