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AmericanAmerican term or expression BritishBritish equivalent, or explanation
vacation holiday (leave of absence)
vacationer holidaymaker
valance pelmet
van people carrier
VCR (video cassette recorder) video [colloq.] (in UK this term can refer to
                       both machine and cassette)
vest waistcoat
vet [colloq.], veteran ex-serviceman, ex-servicewoman
Veteran Day Remembrance Day/Sunday
veterinarian, vet [colloq.] veterinary surgeon, vet [colloq.]
vice president (VP) human resources human resources director
vice president (VP) marketing marketing director
vice president (VP) research research director
visit with visit (esp. to spend time talking informally)