Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 8 such words beginning with the letter 'N'.
Law enforcement narcotics agent.
2. New York minute
Colloquial word meaning quickly. UK equivalent: jiffy.
Earthworm or worm.
UK equivalent: bedside table
A police officer's weapon. UK equivalent: truncheon.
In the United States, an organization that invests surplus income from its business activities to further its aims or mission statement, rather than return it to shareholders. There is a legal definition in the US (having 501(c) status), for which there is no direct equivalent in Britain. The term would include, but would not be restricted to all registered charities in Britain; for example, building societies would also be considered non-profits in the United States.
Normality. Used, although not coined, by President Warren G. Harding ("a return to normalcy", Harding's 1920 presidential campaign slogan).