Definition of blurb in English:
A short description of a book, movie, or other product written for promotional purposes and appearing on the cover of a book or in an advertisement.
- Indian, not Native American, is how his book blurbs describe him: in one short story in this collection a character dryly observes that ‘Native American’ is an oxymoron.
- The blurb described the book as a private detective's journey through personal betrayal to a form of redemption.
- If he has got a way with words, he might want to think about firing the person writing his promotional blurbs and doing it himself.
verb[with object] informal , chiefly North American Back to top
Write or contribute a blurb for (a book, movie, or other product).
- He glowingly blurbed the book as ‘splendid and wholly convincing’.
- No writer has excoriated the thirst for fame with more vigor in recent years - and yet here we have an actor (whom you lovingly pimped years ago in the magazine) blurbing your book.
- I mean, a critic has to have an agenda to take the people who blurbed the book to task: they were all sentenced by him to ‘perdition eternal.’
early 20th century: coined by Gelett Burgess (died 1951), American humorist.
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