Meaning of “veneer” - Learner’s Dictionary

veneer

noun uk us /vəˈnɪər/

[ C, U ] a thin layer of wood that covers a piece of furniture that is made of a cheaper material

a veneer of sth formal

a way of behaving that is not sincere and hides someone's real character or emotions:

(Definition of “veneer” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)