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

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