tag·​ger ˈta-gər How to pronounce tagger (audio)
: one that tags
especially : a person who marks surfaces with graffiti

Examples of tagger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Los Angeles police arrested two people Wednesday morning outside an unfinished downtown skyscraper that has become a magnet for taggers, with more than 25 floors covered in graffiti, authorities said. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, authorities and city officials are struggling to keep away more taggers and BASE-jumping thrill-seekers. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 15 Feb. 2024 In December, three L.A. taggers — Akua, Sour and Castle — broke into the highest of Oceanwide’s three towers and spray-painted their names across its floor-to-ceiling windows. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2024 The daring stunt served as a bat signal to the rest of L.A.’s graffiti community, including prolific tagger Endem, who dreamed of seeing his own name in 13-foot-tall block letters adorning the building. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2024 The taggers at Oceanwide Plaza transformed this urban albatross with color and pattern. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024 Based on its member survey, the Golden Gate Restaurant Association made graffiti abatement a top priority, and the organization has received commitments from the police and the district attorney to arrest and prosecute taggers in the city, said Thomas, the executive director. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 The amateur taggers must work fast despite their inexperience; the goal is for each fish to spend no more than six minutes out of the water. Brian Owens, Scientific American, 18 Oct. 2023 Davila Ross and her colleagues also noticed that, like kids, the gorillas would reverse roles, so sometimes the first hitter would be the tagger, and vice versa. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 14 July 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tagger was in 1648

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“Tagger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagger. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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