90+ Differences Between British and American Words in English

British and American words in English! The following lesson provides a useful list of differences between British and American words with ESL images.

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British and American Words List

Here is the list of differences between American and British English vocabulary:

* flashlight – torch

* diaper – nappy

* busy – engaged

* check – bill

* cab- taxi

* airplane- aeroplane

* apartment – flat

* can- tin

* candy- sweet

* doctor’s office – doctor’s surgery

* earser – rubber

* fall – autumn

* first floor – ground floor

* reservation – booking

* parking lot – car park

* trailer – caravan

* drugstore – chemist’s

* pharmacist – chemist

* dresser – chest of drawers

* movie theater – cinema

* downtown – city centre

* clothespin – clothes peg

* intersection – crossroads

* soccer – football

* movie – film

* mail – post

* fries – chips

* garbage – rubbish

* zipper – zip

* cookie – biscuit

* corn – maize

* sneakers – trainers

* truck – lorry

* eggplant – aubergine

* cell phone – mobile phone

* gasoline –  petrol

* gum – glue

* overpass – flyover

* dessert – pud

* cupcake – fairy cake

* soda – fizzy drink

* vacation – holiday

* subway – underground

* high way – motorway

* schedule – timetable

* elevator – lift

* yard – garden

* closet – wardrobe

* restroom – toilet

* popsicle – ice lolly

* pants – trousers

* sweater – jumper

* professor – lecturer

* semester – term

* stores – shops

* bar – pub

* hood – bonnet

* trunk – boot

* semi – lorry

* signal – indicate

* couch – settee

* pacifier – dummy

* catapult – slingshot

* swimsuit – cozzy

* undershirt – vest

* sidewalk – pavement

* railroad – railway

* cooler – coolbox

* stove – cooker

* wrench – spanner

* line – queue

* garbage collector – dust man

* baggage – luggage

* lawyer – solicitor

* faucet – tap

* vest – waistcoat

* sandwich – butty

* dessert – pudding

* jerk – bugger

* donuts – roundellos

* drapes – curtains

* license plate – number plate

* scotch tape – sellotape

* sidewalk – pavement

* sausages – bangers

* cafeteria – canteen

* overalls – dungaree

* period – full stop

* uniform – kit

* jelly – jam

* scarf – muffler

* TV – telly

* bacon – rasher

* resume – CV

* guy – bloke

* purse – handbag

* broil – grill

* purse – handbag

* bangs – fringe

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It’s “diapers “not “disaper”!!!!!!

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It is eraser-rubber. You have a spellibg mistake for the first word.

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It is eraser-rubber. You have a spelling mistake for the first word.

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As a Brit who has lived in the UK for all of my life (47 years so far), I’d just like to ask one thing: WTF is a “roundello”? Who calls a doughnut that? Seriously. Never heard that name ever. Someone’s pulled your leg on that one.