Definition of graffiti noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɡrəˈfiːti//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡrəˈfiːti//
[uncountable, plural] Artwork and techniques
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drawings or writing on a wall, etc. in a public place The subway was covered in graffiti. Someone had scrawled graffiti all over the school walls. See related entries: Artwork and techniques Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Italian (plural), from graffio ‘a scratch’.Extra examples Racist graffiti was sprayed on the walls. The buildings were covered with graffiti. a fashionable graffiti artist
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: graffiti