American vs British English Words


At times, vocabulary used in American English and British English differs from one another. Below is a list of some of those words.

Also See:

American vs British Grammar
American vs British Spelling
American English

British English

airplane

allowance

apartment

bar

busy

candy

check

corn

convertible top

cookie

counter-clockwise

crazy, insane

crosswalk

diaper

driver's license

drugstore, pharmacy

drunk driving

elevator

eraser

fall

flashlight

fries, French fries

garbage collector / man

garbage can, trash can

gas, gasoline

ground / first floor

highway

intersection

mailbox

math

motorcycle

movie

one-way

parking lot

railroad

real estate agent

restroom

resume

round-trip

schedule

sidewalk

subway

trailer

truck

trunk

vacation

windshield

zip code

zipper
aeroplane

pocket money

flat

pub

engaged

sweets

bill (restaurant)

maize

hood (car)

biscuit

anti-clockwise

mad

pedestrian crossing

nappy

driving license

chemist's shop

drink-driving

lift

rubber

autumn

torch

chips

dustman

dustbin

petrol

ground floor

main road

crossroads

postbox

maths

motorbike

film

single (ticket)

car park

railway

estate agent

public toilet

CV

return (ticket)

timetable

pavement

tube / underground (train)

caravan

lorry

boot

holiday

windscreen

postcode

zip


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