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graffito

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noun graf·fi·to \grə-ˈfē-(ˌ)tō, gra-, grä-\

Definition of graffito

plural graf·fi·tiplay

  1. :  an inscription or drawing made on some public surface (as a rock or wall); also :  a message or slogan written as or as if as a graffito

graf·fi·tist play \-ˈfē-tist\ noun


Origin of graffito

Italian, incised inscription, from graffiare to scratch, probably from grafio stylus, from Latin graphium


First Known Use: 1851


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