Origin of graffiti
British Dictionary definitions for graffitist
pl n singular -to (-təʊ)
Word Origin for graffiti
Word Origin and History for graffitist
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.