Definition: (from dictionary.com)
1. a brief advertisement or announcement, especially a laudatory one
"She writes little blurbs for the website about new products; I guess you could call her a blurbist."
"You should write a blurb about your business to go in the newspaper ad."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"used by U.S. scholar Brander Matthews (1852-1929) in 1906 in 'American Character;' popularized 1907 by U.S. humorist Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951). Originally mocking excessive praise printed on book jackets."
Awkwardness rating: 4