Origin of blurbcoined (c. 1907) by Gelett Burgess, for “self-praise, to make a noise like a publisher”
- 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 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”.
- The blurb says that they have quick, friendly service along with a large selection of sizes and styles.
- Finish with a sweet, informative blurb that shares the pertinent information - date, time, and location - and dress it up with truly fairytale-worthy wording.
- If you prefer to read your spoilers, head over to TV.com, click on "8" in the season selection area and you'll find a short blurb for each episode.
- As an added benefit, Sunset Sunglasses takes the time to post a blurb or two on where to wear each of the sunglasses the company sells.
- You will also see a short blurb there about each retailer, so before you even take the time to visit the site, you'll get the lowdown.