- graefe's operation,
- graefe's sign,
- graeffe method,
- graf, steffi,
- graft hybrid,
- graft-versus-host disease,
Origin of graffiti
noun, plural graf·fi·ti [gruh-fee-tee] /grəˈfi ti/.
Origin of graffito
Examples from the Web for graffiti
Graffiti was borne out of the South Bronx streets as one of the key pillars of the hip-hop movement.Catch Him If You Can: Reliving Banksy’s New York Invasion|Alex Suskind|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The amount of graffiti on such a wall would depend on the commitment of its defenders.
Goldman is now dead, but his family still runs his business and maintains the graffiti wall.Graffiti Artists Turn on Banksy: The Rise of Art Hate|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two years later and sober, he was still acting out, facing 17 years for graffiti and vandalism.
Like most graffiti artists, she keeps a low profile and her identity is a secret.Who Is Bambi, the Artist Behind Kim Kardashian’s Wedding-Gift Portrait?|Justin Jones|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With reference to the graffiti, one singular circumstance mentioned by De Rossi is worth repeating here.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
We stayed two days at Eriosh to study the graffiti and tombs.Southern Arabia|Theodore Bent
Among the graffiti in Pompeii are examples of the same subtle symbolism.The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun
Graffiti may, indeed, tell us something about degrees of literacy.The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany|Hurlo Thrumbo (pseudonym)
The pavement of the whole cathedral is composed of graffiti in coloured marble pictures.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
pl n singular -to (-təʊ)
Word Origin for graffiti
1851, for ancient wall inscriptions found in the ruins of Pompeii, from Italian graffiti, plural of graffito "a scribbling," a diminutive formation from graffio "a scratch or scribble," from graffiare "to scribble," ultimately from Greek graphein "to scratch, draw, write" (see -graphy). Sense extended 1877 to recently made crude drawings and scribbling.
singular of graffiti (q.v.).