Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of graffito.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. Informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions.
  • v. To create such images

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.
  • n.pl. 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 graffiti are usually unwelcome, and are considered as form of vandalism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls

Etymologies

Italian, pl. of graffito; see graffito.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian graffiti (Wiktionary)

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