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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 'V'.

1. Vacation
UK equivalent: holiday.

2. Vacationer 
Someone taking a vacation. UK equivalent: holidaymaker.

3. Vacay 
Informal shortening of vacation. UK equivalent: hols.

4. Vajayjay 
Slang word for vagina.

5. Variety meats

6. Varmint or varmit 
UK equivalent: vermin.

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  1. I'm a native American and 54 years old and I've never heard any American ever use numbers 3 & 4. Vacay sounds more like Australian and number 4 is just plain weird. Unless they are some regional uses in the U.S. like the east coast I don't think these are part of regular oral speaking in the U.S.

  2. Vacay is widely used in Maryland.
    We also use the word "leave" as often as we use "vacation". "We're going on leave" or "We're taking leave." Is the word "leave" used this way in the UK?
    Thank you for your website and your videos.


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