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

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