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

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