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{{11}}cover (n.) early 13c., in compounds, from COVER (Cf. cover) (v.). Meaning "recording of a song already recorded by another" is 1966. Cover girl is U.S. slang from 1915, shortening of magazine-cover girl.
{{12}}cover (v.) mid-12c., from O.Fr. covrir (12c., Mod.Fr. couvrir) "to cover, protect, conceal, dissemble," from L.L. coperire, from L. cooperire "to cover over, overwhelm, bury," from com-, intensive prefix (see COM- (Cf. com-)), + operire "to close, cover" (see WEIR (Cf. weir)). Related: Covered; covering. Military sense is from 1680s; newspaper sense first recorded 1893; use in football dates from 1907. Betting sense is 1857. OF horses, as a euphemism for "copulate" it dates from 1530s. Cover-up is from 1927. Covered wagon attested from 1745.

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