Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

blurb

play
noun \ˈblərb\

Simple Definition of blurb

  • : a short description that praises something (such as a book) so that people will want to buy it

Full Definition of blurb

  1. :  a short publicity notice (as on a book jacket)

Examples of blurb

  1. a blurb on a book jacket



Origin of blurb

coined by Gelett Burgess


First Known Use: 1914

Rhymes with blurb


2

blurb

verb

Definition of blurb

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to describe or praise in a blurb



1915

First Known Use of blurb

1915


Learn More about blurb


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blurb? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet pince-nez kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ