To make a travesty of; to parody.
- be serious
Other Word Forms of Travesty
Origin of Travesty
From obsolete disguised, burlesqued from French travesti past participle of travestir to disguise, parody from Italian travestire Latin trāns- trans- Latin vestīre to dress (from vestis garment wes-2 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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