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

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