(French) travesti, past participle of travestir to disguise, to travesty, (Italian) travestire, from (Latin) trans across, over + vestire to dress, clothe. See Vest.
Disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; -- applied to a book or shorter composition. [Rare]
imperfect & past participle Travestied; present participle & verbal noun Travesting.
A burlesque translation or imitation of a work. The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a travesty of the first. De Quincey.
To translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render ridiculous or ludicrous. I see poor Lucan travestied, not appareled in his Roman toga, but under the cruel shears of an English tailor. Bentley.
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From French travestir (“to disguise”), from Latin trans (“over”) + vestire (“to clothe”).
travesty (plural travesties) An absurd or grotesque misrepresentation. De Quincey The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a travesty of the first. A parody or stylistic imitation. (pejorative) A grossly inferior imitation. A battlefield trial is a travesty of justice.
travesty (third-person singular simple present travesties, present participle travestying, simple past and past participle travestied) (transitive) To make a travesty of; to parody.
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