trav·es·ty (trăv'ĭ-stē) pronunciation
n., pl. -ties.
1. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
2. A debased or grotesque likeness: a travesty of justice. See synonyms at caricature.
tr.v., -tied, -ty·ing, -ties.
To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.
[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).]
A false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something: burlesque, caricature, farce, mock, mockery, parody, sham. See respect/contempt/standing, same/different/compare.