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

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