graffito


graf·fi·to

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

Definition of GRAFFITO

:  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 \-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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