American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Plural of graffito.
- n. A form of vandalism involving painting text or images in public places.
- n. A form of art involving painting text or images in public places.
- n. archaeology, countable Informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions.
- v. To create such images
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.
- n. any writings or drawings on a surface in a public place, placed there without authorization of the owner of the object on which it is written. Such
graffitiare usually unwelcome, and are considered as form of vandalism.
- n. a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
- From Italian graffiti (Wiktionary)
- Italian, pl. of graffito; see graffito. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And our last stop is, play the highlight of the "Express Yourself" tour is what we call the graffiti wall.”
“However, we -- there were constant possibly what we call graffiti in America on walls trying to persuade the neutral civilians in Ramadi toward their sides and their actions against us.”
“He said police are evaluating how they deal with young offenders and he himself is working to continue what he calls "graffiti community building" - community-designed graffiti art projects.”
“This kind of graffiti is ruining many places in Kuwait and one of them is where I live.”
“This masterpiece of "graffiti" is an interesting representation of the original door from Sullivan's Transportation Building from the 1892 Columbian Exposition.”
“The word graffiti comes from a Latin origin which means to scrape away to reveal something below, and people have been practising it since the beginning of time, "she says.”
“The reactions of the citizens are mixed: some call for an increase in the sanctions for those who practice graffiti, increased fines and detention time; others consider that graffiti is not a crime that deserves imprisonment.”
“The post attracted 56 comments so far, ranging from those who thought that engaging in graffiti was better than “harassing girls” at malls to those who expressed outrage and suggested getting the police involved.”
“Reverse graffiti is a type of street art that effaces – not defaces – public property.”
“In Mexico City, graffiti is a bit like prostitution.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘graffiti’.
Scrawlings, notes, odd writings, and messages.
Nouns that are common in plural form but are non-existent or rarely used in singular form.
My big word list.
A complete list of the red cards (things) from the popular word game.
Words that might have something to do with the most beautiful state in the union.
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Or the pictures. Or the ads. You get the idea. :-)
no rhyme or reason this time around
Looking for tweets for graffiti.