obsolete : a device for masking something shameful
put on holy garments for a cover-shame of lewdnessJohn Dryden
[so called from its use to induce abortion] : savin

Word History


cover entry 1 + shame

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“Cover-shame.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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