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

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