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

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