blurb vs endorsement what difference

what is difference between blurb and endorsement



Coined by American humorist Gelett Burgess in 1907 on a dust jacket at a trade association dinner in 1907. The dust jacket said “YES, this is a “BLURB”!” and featured a (fictitious) “Miss Belinda Blurb” shown calling out, described as “in the act of blurbing”.


  • IPA(key): /blɝ(ː)b/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)b


blurb (plural blurbs)

  1. A short description of a book, film, or other work, written and used for promotional purposes.



blurb (third-person singular simple present blurbs, present participle blurbing, simple past and past participle blurbed)

  1. (transitive) To write or quote in a blurb.
  2. (transitive) To supply with a blurb.
    • 2015, Peter Simonson, David W. Park, The International History of Communication Study (page 268)
      Edward R. Murrow and other leading radio personalities blurbed the book, published in 1950 by Oxford University Press, and Siepmann thanked Paul Lazarsfeld and Herta Herzog in his acknowledgments.

Further reading

  • blurb on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

See also

  • capsule review



Alternative forms

  • endorsation (older American, Canadian)
  • indorsation (Scotland)
  • indorsement (older (American), Latinate)


endorse +‎ -ment


endorsement (countable and uncountable, plural endorsements)

  1. The act or quality of endorsing
    The association announced its endorsement of the policy.
    The bank required that cheque endorsement be witnessed by a cashier.
    Companies sometimes pay millions for product endorsement by celebrities.
  2. An amendment or annotation to an insurance contract or other official document (such as a driving licence).
    Mr. Jones paid extra for the flood damage endorsement on his house insurance.
  3. (aviation) An instructor’s signed acknowledgement of time practising specific flying skills.
    Once she obtained the endorsement of her night flying hours, Joanna was approved to take the pilot’s examination.
  4. (education, certification) Permission to carry out a specific skill or application in a field in which the practitioner already has a general licence.
    Wanted: Accredited teacher with Grade 12 mathematics endorsement.
    To transport gasoline, truckers must have a valid licence and the hazardous materials endorsement.
  5. Sponsorship, in means of money, by a company, business or enterprise.
    After the Olympics, he was hoping to get an endorsement deal.
  6. Support from an important, renowned figure of a media (celebrity, politics, sports, etc.), to get back up.
    I’m not sure whether an endorsement from Donald Trump will help or hurt.


See also

  • allonge

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