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

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