WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
blurb /blɜrb/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a brief notice that describes a book, play, etc., esp. one full of praise:The blurb on the book jacket promised "action, thrills, adventure, and romance.''

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
blurb  (blûrb),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a brief advertisement or announcement, esp. a laudatory one:She wrote a good blurb for her friend's novel.

  1. to advertise or praise in the manner of a blurb.
blurbist, n. 
  • allegedly coined by French. German. Burgess 1910–15, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

blurb /blɜːb/ n
  1. a promotional description, as found on the jackets of books
Etymology: 20th Century: coined by Gelett Burgess (1866–1951), US humorist and illustrator

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