Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 6 such words beginning with the letter 'O'.
Archaic in the UK. UK equivalent: obliged.
Clothes bought straight from a store. UK equivalent: off-the-peg.
Archaic in Britain but colloquial in America, especially clause-initially. UK (and US) equivalent: often.
Irritable, crotchety, cranky, troublemaking (from ordinary); very mild and may situationally be used affectionately.
Ousting, overthrow ("the ouster of a regime"; "the ouster of the CEO").
6. Overpass *
UK (and US) equivalent: flyover.
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