Graffiti Definition

grə-fētē
graffito
noun
Inscriptions, slogans, drawings, etc. scratched, scribbled, or drawn, often crudely, on a wall or other public surface.
Webster's New World
Drawings or inscriptions made on a wall or other surface, usually so as to be seen by the public.
American Heritage

(chiefly uncountable) A form of vandalism involving painting text or images in public places.

Wiktionary

(chiefly uncountable) A form of art involving painting text or images in public places.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
verb

To create such images.

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Origin of Graffiti

  • Italian pl. of graffito graffito

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Italian graffiti.

    From Wiktionary

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