Definition of tagger in English:

tagger

noun

  • 1A person who writes graffiti using their nickname or identifying mark.

    • ‘A Home Office initiative rewards those who can identify graffiti taggers with £ 500 in cash.’
    • ‘A few kilometres away at Rawhiti Domain, New Brighton, the Christchurch Archery Club is losing a battle against graffiti taggers.’
    • ‘Woodley has recently been hit by a spate of graffiti from three taggers.’
    • ‘On one recent evening, taggers covered a police mobile command unit.’
    • ‘He said one resident who recently tried to capture taggers on video was met with a hail of abuse.’
    • ‘But this is unlikely to appeal to taggers who use graffiti to signal their territory.’
    • ‘But concomitant with the corporatization of urban space in the '90s, many of these walls were buffed, and thus given back to the taggers.’
    • ‘The French railway system, much less victimized by taggers, had an ambiguous reaction.’
    • ‘The goal is to remove it quickly to discourage taggers from returning.’
    • ‘The tagger has hit about 20 buildings in the town in the past three days.’
    • ‘Local youth organizations, like Roca, have offered to step in and counsel young taggers.’
    • ‘Police believe that the taggers, believed to be between 13 and 16, see this as a graffiti war.’
    • ‘Sure, some of what the tagger does is about simply being a recognized image all over the place.’
    • ‘Police have several suspected graffiti taggers in their sights, thanks to the Adver.’
    • ‘He took photographs of the two youths and passed them to police, who identified the taggers, aged 15 and 16.’
    • ‘Every year, the hoardings are painted with carnival art by local kids, artists and taggers.’
    • ‘We have made your lives more livable, with tougher penalties for graffiti taggers.’
    • ‘Mayor Gordon Jefferies urged townsfolk to help catch the tagger.’
    • ‘This administration started repressive actions against taggers, but with little success.’
    • ‘She said taggers should be made to do community service, specifically cleaning graffiti off buildings.’
  • 2Computing
    A piece of software that adds identifying or classifying tags to pieces of text or data.

    • ‘To test the accuracy of our negation tagger, we evaluated our system against a gold-standard, human-annotated corpus of 250 reports.’
    • ‘Note that the keywords need to be selected by the (human) taggers from a controlled vocabulary list to ensure consistency in application and retrieval.’
    • ‘However, overall the poor parser is strained by the lack of verbs more than the tagger seemed to be, mainly due to the added pressure of producing legitimate syntactic structures.’

Pronunciation

tagger

/ˈtaɡə/