tag·ger | \ˈta-gər \

Definition of tagger 

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

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Chilli’s father is played by Brian Dennehy, which also happens to be the name of one of the real-life taggers. Rob Mckittrick, New York Times, "Review: ‘Tag,’ You’re It. Playing the Long Game Into Middle Age.," 14 June 2018 As for Renner, well … by design his character is the odd man out, a superhumanly gifted tagger not above commando tactics. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'Tag' review: Don't these guys have anything else to do?," 14 June 2018 This allows the tagger to notify the tag-ee that the tweet contains something that might interest them or, indeed, is about them. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Speaking as John Kelly, I have to ask: Why did you tag John Kelly on Twitter?," 28 Jan. 2018 Graffiti has come a long way since the 1970s when fly-by-night taggers sprayed their work on bridge abutments or subway cars then slipped away before the authorities arrived. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "At Core of 5Pointz Trial: Is Graffiti Art Protected by Law?," 17 Oct. 2017 In 1993, when Long Island City was beset by crime, the developer, Jerry Wolkoff, allowed a crew of taggers to decorate his buildings at 45-46 Davis Street with a wild array of colorful, swirling murals. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "At Core of 5Pointz Trial: Is Graffiti Art Protected by Law?," 17 Oct. 2017 These taggers are usually individuals, often kids rebelling against adult authority, seeking peer approval and probably hazy on what the symbol means, besides, as Segal puts it, Rick Hampson, USA TODAY, "Swastika use is on the rise, but among those who understand it least," 13 Aug. 2017 Those amounts don’t include $200 each tagger must contribute to the Spray and Pay rewards fund. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego graffiti crackdown includes more staff, centralization, phone app," 26 June 2017 Taggers use a spear to shoot a dart-like transmitter the size of a pinky next to a shark’s dorsal fin. Laylan Connelly, Orange County Register, "Shark tagging near beach draws crowd in San Clemente," 24 May 2017

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