- 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: coined (c. 1907) by (Frank) Gelett Burgess, for “self-praise, to make a noise like a publisher”
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Origin: Coined by Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), American humorist.
- blurb verb