A form of graffiti that is scratched into a surface, rather than drawn or painted.
Drawings or words drawn on a surface in a public place, usually made without authorization.
Informal inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., as opposed to official inscriptions.
(transitive) To mark a surface with such images.
Inscriptions, figure drawings, etc., found on the walls of ancient sepulchers or ruins, as in the Catacombs, or at Pompeii.
any writings or drawings on a surface in a public place, placed there without authorization of the owner of the object on which it is written. Such graffiti are usually unwelcome, and are considered as form of vandalism.
a rude decoration inscribed on rocks or walls
writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place
‘the station was covered in graffiti’;
write or draw graffiti on (something)
‘the graffitied walls’;
write (words or drawings) as graffiti
‘graffitied names sprayed on bus shelters’;
Graffiti (both singular and plural; the singular graffito is rarely used except in archeology) is writing or drawings made on a wall or other surface, usually without permission and within public view. Graffiti ranges from simple written words to elaborate wall paintings, and has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.Graffiti is a controversial subject.