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Singular of graffiti.
[Italian, diminutive of graffio, a scratching, scribble, probably from graffiare, to scratch, scribble, probably from Vulgar Latin *graphiāre, to write with a stylus, from Latin graphium, stylus, from Greek grapheion, graphion, from graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]
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n., pl. -ti (-ti)
1. an ancient drawing or writing scratched on a wall or other surface.
2. a single example of graffiti.
usage: See graffiti.
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A drawing or inscription carved or scratched onto a surface such as a rock or piece of pottery, or on the wall of an ancient building.
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