from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brief publicity notice, as on a book jacket.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short description of a book, film, musical work, or other product written and used for promotional purposes.
- v. To write or quote something in a blurb
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
Coined by Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), American humorist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by American humorist Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) on a book dust jacket at a trade association dinner in 1907. It said “YES, this is a “BLURB”!” and featured a (fictitious) “Miss Belinda Blurb” shown calling out, described as “in the act of blurbing”. (Wiktionary)