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

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