Graffito meaning

grə-fē'tō
(archaeology and related fields) An informal inscription, as by a worker or vandal.
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(rare) A single instance of graffiti in the art/vandalism sense.
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Origin of graffito

Italian diminutive of graffio a scratching, scribble probably from graffiare to scratch, scribble probably from Vulgar Latin graphiāre to write with a stylus from Latin graphium stylus from Greek grapheion, graphion from graphein to write gerbh- in Indo-European roots