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Jen’s English Tip’s – British Vs American English Names for Clothing

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British and American English Names for Clothing

There are many differences between British and American English. In addition to pronunciation and spelling there are also different words. This lesson lists most of the different names of articles of clothing..

BRITISH                                                                      AMERICAN
Trousers                                                                            Pants
Pants/underwear/knickers                                            Underwear/panties
Jumper/pullover/Sweater/Jersey                                    Sweater
Pinafore dress                                                                  Jumper
Vest/singlet                                                                      Undershirt
Waistcoat                                                                          Vest
Wellington boots/wellies                                                Gum Boots
Mac (Macintyosh)                                                           Rain coat
Plimsolls                                                                           Gym shoes
Trainers                                                                            Sneakers
Braces                                                                               Suspenders
Dressing gown                                                                 Bath Robe
Nappy                                                                               Diaper
Pinny                                                                                Apron
Polo neck                                                                          Turtle neck
Swimming costume/cozy                                               Bathing suit

 

 

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