scratchiti (skra.CHEE.tee) n. A form of graffiti in marks are etched into windows and other glass surfaces (scratch + graffiti). Also: scratchitti.
It is costing the Transit Authority upwards of $ 20 million yearly to combat the "scratchiti" inflicted on us by a new generation of defacers. The money is spent replacing scratched glass and on cleaning crews who can wipe off the lighter scratches.
—Dennis Duggan, "A New War on 'Scratchiti'," Newsday, April 6, 1995
18 October 1998, Newsday, pg. G2:
The TA has ceded part of its turf to the idiots who scratch their idle thoughts on the subway car windows. I (Dennis Duggan - ed.) coined a word for that years ago when these window-obscuring doodles first appeared: scratchiti.