Definitions for words commonly used in the Graffiti Art world
Bite - To copy another writer's style.
Bomb - Prolific painting or marking with ink.
Buff - Any means employed by the authorities to remove graffiti from trains or walls.
To buff - To erase.
Burn - To beat the competition.
Burner - A painting or piece.
Cap - fat or skinny Interchangeable spraycan nozzles fitted to can to vary width of spray.
Chillin - Being out and being cool.
Crew - Loosely organized group of writers, also known as a clique.
Def - Really good .
Down - In, part of the group or action (e.g., "He's down with us").
Fade - To blend colors.
Fresh - Synonymous with def
Generic - Synonymous with wak
Going over - One writer covering another writer's name with his own.
Hit - To tag up any surface with paint or ink.
Kill - To hit or bomb excessively.
King - The best with the most.
Nick - Synonymous with rack
Piece - A painting, short for masterpiece.
To piece - To paint graffiti.
Black book - A writer's sketchbook.
Rack - To steal.
Rad - The very best.
Stupid fresh - Superlatively good.
Tag - A writer's signature with marker or spray paint.
Tagging up - Writing signature with marker or spray paint.
Throw up or Fill in - A name painted quickly with one layer of spray paint and an outline.
Toy - Inexperienced or incompetent writer.
Up - Describes a writer whose work appears regularly.
Wak (wack) - Substandard or incorrect (derived from "out of whack").
Writer - Practitioner of the art of graffiti
wildstyle - A complicated construction of interlocking letters. Often completely undecipherable to non-writers.