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.

1910–15, Americanism; allegedly coined by F. G. Burgess

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blurb (blɜːb)
a promotional description, as found on the jackets of books
[C20: coined by Gelett Burgess (1866--1951), US humorist and illustrator]

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Word Origin & History

1907, coined by U.S. humorist Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) to mock excessive praise printed on book jackets. But also sometimes attributed to U.S. scholar Brander Matthews (1852-1929).
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Example sentences
There's an important nuance that's missed in this blurb.
Agree with other posters as to somewhat sensationalist nature of this little blurb.
She does not appear to be part of this genre's blurb brigade.
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