travesty

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Etymology[edit]

From French travestir (to disguise), from Latin trans (over) + vestire (to clothe).

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Noun[edit]

travesty (plural travesties)

  1. An absurd or grotesque misrepresentation.
    • De Quincey
      The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a travesty of the first.
  2. A parody or stylistic imitation.
  3. (pejorative) A grossly inferior imitation.
    A battlefield trial is a travesty of justice.

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Verb[edit]

travesty (third-person singular simple present travesties, present participle travestying, simple past and past participle travestied)

  1. (transitive) To make a travesty of; to parody.

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