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From the verb cover up.


cover-up (plural cover-ups)

  1. An attempt to conceal or disguise a wrongdoing or a mistake.
    Truthfulness means no lies and no cover-ups. Compassion means being kind and helpful to others. Forbearance means being able to tolerate and suffer, and not fight back.
  2. An item of clothing to be worn over a swimsuit while not in the water.
    • 2013, Velvet Carter, Blissfully Yours (page 93)
      The women usually wore bikini tops with shorts, swimsuits underneath cover-ups or just swimsuits. Men came in various types of trunks, from traditional boxers, to Speedos, to G-string trunks that showcased their packages.