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

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