travesty


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Travesty \Trav"es*ty\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Travestied; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Travesting.]
   To translate, imitate, or represent, so as to render
   ridiculous or ludicrous.
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         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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Travesty \Trav"es*ty\, a. [F. travesti, p. p. of travestir to
   disguise, to travesty, It. travestire, fr. L. 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. [R.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Travesty \Trav"es*ty\, n.; pl. Travesties.
   A burlesque translation or imitation of a work.
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         The second edition is not a recast, but absolutely a
         travesty of the first.                   --De Quincey.
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