Definition of tagger in English:



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

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

    • ‘Note that the keywords need to be selected by the (human) taggers from a controlled vocabulary list to ensure consistency in application and retrieval.’
    • ‘To test the accuracy of our negation tagger, we evaluated our system against a gold-standard, human-annotated corpus of 250 reports.’
    • ‘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.’