- 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 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”.