- graffiti ► PLURAL NOUN (sing. graffito) (treated as sing. or pl. ) ▪ unauthorized writing or drawings on a surface in a public place.► VERB ▪ write or draw graffiti on.DERIVATIVES graffitist noun.USAGE In Italian the word graffiti is a plural noun and its singular form is graffito. In modern English, however, graffiti is generally treated as if it were a mass noun (with a singular verb), similar to a word like writing.ORIGIN Italian, from graffio 'a scratch' .
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graffitist — [grə fēt′ist] n. a person who writes or draws graffiti, esp. one whose stylized works are thought of as art * * * graf·fi·tist (grə fēʹtĭst) n. One who produces graffiti. * * * … Universalium
graffitist — [grə fēt′ist] n. a person who writes or draws graffiti, esp. one whose stylized works are thought of as art … English World dictionary
graffitist — noun see graffito … New Collegiate Dictionary
graffitist — noun A graffiti artist … Wiktionary
graffitist — /grəˈfitəst / (say gruh feetuhst) noun an exponent of the popular art of graffiti … Australian English dictionary
graffitist — graffiˈtist noun • • • Main Entry: ↑graffito … Useful english dictionary
graffiti — graffitist, n. /greuh fee tee/, n. 1. pl. of graffito. 2. (used with a pl. v.) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are… … Universalium
tag — I. /tæg / (say tag) noun 1. a piece or strip of strong paper, leather, or the like, for attaching by one end to something as a mark or label. 2. any small hanging or loosely attached part or piece; tatter. 3. a loop of material sewn on a garment… … Australian English dictionary
graffito — noun (plural graffiti) Etymology: Italian, incised inscription, from graffiare to scratch, probably from grafio stylus, from Latin graphium Date: 1851 an inscription or drawing made on some public surface (as a rock or wall); also a message or… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Graffiti terminology — A number of words and phrases have come to describe different styles and aspects of graffiti. Like all slang and colloquialisms, the phrases vary in different cities and countries. The following terminology comes primarily from the United… … Wikipedia