from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An effort or strategy of concealment, especially a planned effort to prevent something potentially scandalous from becoming public.
- n. A loose garment for wear over other clothing, such as a swimsuit or an evening dress.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An attempt to conceal or disguise a wrongdoing or a mistake.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public
From the verb cover up. (Wiktionary)