Definition and Meanings for travesty

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Part of Speech of travesty

adjective, noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of travesty

f. travesti, p. p. of travestir to disguise, to travesty, it. travestire, fr. l. trans across, over + vestire to dress, clothe. see vest

Meaning of travesty


as adjective

  • disguised by dress so as to be ridiculous; travestied; -- applied to a book or shorter composition.

as noun

  • a burlesque translation or imitation of a work.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

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