tag·​ger | \ ˈta-gər How to pronounce tagger (audio) \

Definition of tagger

: one that tags especially : a person who marks surfaces with graffiti

Examples of tagger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even before the death of George Floyd and the wave of nationwide protests that followed, a tagger struck the city's stakepark. al, "Black Lives Matter framed for Confederate monument vandalism, Jacksonville police say," 7 June 2020 They’ll be chased by an elite group of ultimate taggers who all specialize in various athletic skills, including parkour, stuntmen/stuntwoman and fitness trainers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Watt brothers are returning to your TV -- not on the football field -- but as hosts of a competition game show," 19 May 2020 That’s especially important to remember given that five decades or so after the first taggers raided New York, graffiti — or at minimum, its spirit — is finding its way into museums. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "What José Parlá, JR and Kunle Martins Learned from Graffiti," 8 Mar. 2020 My tagger was a philosopher with a can of turquoisespray paint. Karina Bland, azcentral, "Live life, die dead. Was the graffiti on my fence trying to tell me something?," 13 Feb. 2020 This is not the handiwork of world-famous tagger Chaka. Longreads, "Kissed a Girl," 7 Nov. 2019 Nearly every wall space is filled and even the graffiti from taggers who snuck into the building before Soho House took over remains on the exposed brick walls. Juliana Shallcross, Condé Nast Traveler, "Soho Warehouse Review: First In," 11 Oct. 2019 The trio met in the '90s as rival graffiti taggers, but a shared obsession with drum'n'bass music and the burgeoning democratization of it's production thanks to new computer software saw them shake hands and come together under one roof. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Kill The Noise, Mat Zo & More Look Back on Noisia's 20-Year Legacy," 19 Sep. 2019 Her office gave out tough penalties to graffiti taggers, drug dealers and those who weren’t paying child support. Josiah Bates, Time, "Criminal Justice Reform Is Proving a Tricky Subject for Many of These 2020 Democrats," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of tagger

1648, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2020

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“Tagger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagger. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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