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American - British Dictionary

American Word     Britons Say
A
Acetaminophen Paracetamol
Aluminum Aluminium
Americans Yanks
Apartment Flat
Apartment house Block of flats
Appointment Book Diary
Argentina The Argentine
Argentinian Argentine
Argument Row, argy-bargy
B
Baby Carriage Pram
Babysitter Minder
Backpack Rucksack
Badger Brock
Baked Potato Jacket potato
Bandaid Elastoplast (both brand name bandages)
Bangs Fringe
Bar Pub
Barrette Slide
Baseboard Skirting-board
Bathroom Loo, Water closet, W.C.
Battery (car) Accumulator
Beef extract Bovril (brand name)
Bleachers Terrace
Bobby pin Hair pin
Bodyguard Minder
Boots (rubber) Wellies, Wellingtons
Boss Gaffer
Boy Lad
Broccoli rabe Calabrese
Buttocks Bum
C
Cabbage and potato Bubble and squeak
Cafeteria Refectory
Call Ring
Can Tin
Carpenter Cabinet Maker, Joiner
Carried away Over the top
Chat (noun) Natter
Chat (verb) Natter, Rabbit
Checking account Current account
Check (bank) Cheque
Check (restaurant) Bill
Classy Upmarket
Comforter Duvet
Condom Sheath
Conductor Guard, clippie (Scotland)
Cookie Biscuit
Cotton Cotton wool
Counterclockwise Anticlockwise
Cracker Savoury biscuit
Crazy (person) Nutter
Credit Hire purchase
Crotch Crutch
Curator Keeper
Curb Kerb
D
Dead End Close, Cul de sac
Dessert Afters, Pudding
Detour Diversion
Diaper Nappy, Napkin
Doctor's exam room Surgery
Dropout School leaver
Drunk Blotto, legless, paralytic, pissed
Dump Tip
E
Easy task Doddle
Editorial Leader
Eggplant Aubergine
Elated Over the Moon
Electrician Sparky
Elevator Lift
England Blighty
Eraser Rubber
Exercise Class Keep Fit
Exhausted Knackered
Expensive Dear
F
Fall Autumn
Faucet Tap
Feeble-minded Dotty
Fellow Bloke, Chap
Fire (verb) Sack
Fish Store Fishmongers'
Flashlight Torch
Fourteen Pounds One stone
French Fries Chips
Fruit Store Fruiterers'
G
Garage sale Jumble sale, boot sale
Garbage Bag Bin liner
Garbage Can Bin
Garbageman Dustman
Garter Belt Suspenders
Gas Petrol
Gas heater Gas fire
Gelatin Jelly
Glasses Bins, Specs
Go away Naff off, sod off
Golden raisins Sultanas
Grade Form
Granola Muesli
Ground Beef Mince
Gutter Gully
Guy Bloke, Chap
H
Ham Gammon
Hamburger bun Bap
Hardware store Ironmongers'
Healthfood Wholefood
Heater (gas) Gas fire
Heater (electric) Electric fire
Hedge Hedgerow
Highrise Tower block
Highway Carriageway, Motorway
Hood Bonnet
Hooligan Yob, Yobbo
Horse Chestnut Conker
Hungry Peckish
I
Inclusive All-in
Instruction Tuition
Intermission Interval
Interrogate Vet
Investigate Vet
J
Jail Gaol
Jelly Jam
Juice Concentrate Squash
K
Kerosene Paraffin
L
Ladybug Ladybird
Lady's room Ladies'
Lawyer Barrister, Solicitor
Leash Lead
Lemonade Non-carbonated beverage
License plate Number plate
Like (verb) Fancy
Line Queue
Lineup Identity parade
Liquor store Off license
Living room Lounge
M
Mail (noun or verb) Post
Main street High street
Men's room Gents
Middle of nowhere Back of beyond
Model (of sorts) Page 3 girl
Molasses Treacle
Monkey Wrench Spanner
Moron Berk
Motor Home Caravan
Mover Removal man
Movie Theater Cinema
Moving Removal
Moving truck Removal van
Muffler Silencer
N
Nail polish Nail varnish
Naked Starkers
Napkin Serviette
National Holiday Bank Holiday
Nauseous Sick, Seedy
Nerd Wally
Newcastle (person from) Geordie
Newscaster Presenter
Nothing Nought, bugger-all
Nudist Naturist
O
Oven Cooker
Overpass Flyover
P
Pacifier Dummy
Panties Pants, Knickers
Parka Anorak
Parking lot Car park
Party favor Cracker
Pedestrian crossing Subway
Perfect Spot on
Period (in punct.) Full stop
Pharmacist Chemist
Pimple Spot
Pin Brooch
Plastic Tape Sellotape (brand name)
Plastic wrap Clingfilm (brand name)
Pleasant Homely
Pleased Chuffed
Police Car Panda car
Policeman Bobby
Pool Snooker
Popsicle Ice lolly
Potato Chips Crisps
Pregnant Bun in the oven
Prenatal Antenatal
Preppie Sloane Ranger
Prison The nick
Private school Public school
Prom Ball
Propeller Air screw
Push up Press up
Put to sleep Put down
Q
Quarrel Row
R
Railroad Tie Sleeper
Raincoat Mac, mackintosh
Raise Rise
Realtor Estate Agent
Relish Pickle
Rent Hire
Reserve Book
Rest stop Lay-by
Roast Joint
Run Ladder
Rutabaga Swede
S
Sandwich Butty
Saran Wrap Clingfilm (Both are brand names)
SATs A-levels (college entrance exams)
Sausage Banger
Sausage & potatoes Bangers and mash
Scalper Tout
Scotch Tape Sellotape (Both are brand names)
Sedan Saloon car
Seedy Downmarket
Sell Flog
Senior Citizen OAP (Old Age Pensioner)
Shopping Bag Carrier bag
Sick Nauseous
Sideburns Sideboards
Sidewalk Pavement
Slate (noun) List of candidates for election
Slate (verb) Designate for action or appointment
Slowpoke Slowcoach
Sneakers Daps, Trainers, Plimsolls,Pumps
Snow Peas Mange Tout
Soccer Football
Spay Doctor
Spoiled Off
Squash Marrow
Steal Nick, Pinch
Stingy Mean
Stopper Bung
Street Musician Busker
Stupid Daft, Gormless
Subway Underground
Superbowl of Soccer FA Cup
Suspenders Braces
Sweater Jumper
T
Talk show Chat show
Taxi stand Rank
Tenement Housing estate
Testicles Bollocks
Thank you Cheers, Ta
Thicket Copse
Thumbtack Drawing pin
Toilet Loo
Toss Bung
Traffic Circle Roundabout
Traffic Jam Tailback
Trash Bag Bin liner
Trash Can Bin
Truck Lorry
Trunk Boot
Turnip Swede
TV Telly
Two Weeks Fortnight
U
Umbrella Brolly
Underpants (men's) Y-fronts
Underpants (women's) Pants, Knickers
Undershirt Vest
Unemployed Redundant
Unstable Wonky
V
Vacation Holiday
Very Bloody
Vest Waistcoat
Vice Girl Prostitute
Vinyl Top (of car) Hood
W
Whine Whinge
Wine (cheap) Plonk
Woman (attractive) Crumpet
Y
Yard Garden
Yard sale Jumble sale
Years Yonks
You're Welcome [not used in Britain]
Z
Zee (the letter) Zed
Zip code Postal code
Zucchini Courgette


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