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List of American English words not used in British English
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List of American English words not used in British English

List of American English words not used in British English

See also main article: American and British English differences
American British
apartment flat
bill (paper money) note
blinders (on a horse) blinkers
bullhorn loudhailer
busy signal engaged tone
candy sweets
canola (oilseed) rape
carriage (for baby) pram
cart (for shopping) trolley
checkers draughts
check (meal payment) bill
checking account current account
closet cupboard, wardrobe
cookie biscuit (not exact)
cotton candy candy floss
deck (of cards) pack
diaper nappy
diner cafe
drapes curtains
dumpster skip
duplex (house) semi-detached
eggplant aubergine
elevator lift
fall autumn
fanny pack
( N.B. : Fanny is British slang for vagina.)
bum bag
faucet tap
flashlight torch
gasoline petrol
gotten got
green thumb green fingers
hog pig
math maths
named for named after
meet with meet (meet with is also used)
normalcy normality
pantyhose tights
parking lot car park
pre-authorized payment/withdrawal direct debit
railroad railway
rappel abseil (to descend on a rope)
restroom toilet(s), loo
rutabega swede
sedan (car) saloon (car)
sidewalk pavement, footpath
skillet frying pan
station wagon estate car, avant
stick-shift manual gearbox
stroller pushchair
theater (movie) cinema
theater (stage) theatre
thumb tack drawing pin
tic-tac-toe noughts and crosses
traffic circle, rotary roundabout
triplex (house) no direct equivalent, more than two houses joined together "terraced" houses
truck lorry
turn signal, directionals indicators
undershirt vest, singlet
wall jack electricity outlet or phone socket
ZIP code postcode
zucchini courgette