cov·​er-up | \ˈkə-vər-ˌəp \

Definition of cover-up 

1a : a device or stratagem for masking or concealing his garrulousness is a cover-up for insecurity

b : a usually concerted effort to keep an illegal or unethical act or situation from being made public

2 : a loose outer garment

First Known Use of cover-up

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of cover-up

: a planned effort to hide a dishonest, immoral, or illegal act or situation

: an action or a way of behaving that is meant to prevent people from knowing about something

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