- The definition of a blurb is a short advertisement, announcement or description.
An example of a blurb is a short, informal piece of writing indicating what the final paper will cover.
- Blurb means to state in a short advertisement, announcement or description.
An example of blurb is to quickly and informally relay the events of the day.
Origin of blurbcoined (c. 1907) by (Frank) Gelett Burgess, for “self-praise, to make a noise like a publisher”
Origin of blurbCoined by Gelett Burgess (1866–1951), American humorist.
(third-person singular simple present blurbs, present participle blurbing, simple past and past participle blurbed)
- To write or quote something in a blurb
Coined by American humorist Gelett Burgess (1866–1951) on a book dust jacket at a trade association dinner in 1907. It said “YES, this is a “BLURB”!” and featured a (fictitious) “Miss Belinda Blurb” shown calling out, described as “in the act of blurbing”.