Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 7 such words beginning with the letter 'W'.
UK equivalent: flannel.
Synonym for trash can, especially one intended for light waste. UK equivalent: wastepaper basket.
Weatherproofing of buildings, occasionally used in the UK but would be spelled weatherisation.
The front window of an automobile. UK equivalent: windscreen.
A mobster; also smartass (e.g., "hey, wiseguy…").
Abundant in trees, suggestive of woods; woody, wooded.
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