[ blurb ]
/ blɜrb /


a brief advertisement or announcement, especially a laudatory one: She wrote a good blurb for her friend's novel.

verb (used with object)

to advertise or praise in the manner of a blurb.

Origin of blurb

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; allegedly coined by F. G. Burgess

Related forms

blurb·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blurb


/ (blɜːb) /


a promotional description, as found on the jackets of books

Word Origin for blurb

C20: coined by Gelett Burgess (1866–1951), US humorist and illustrator
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