Definition of en travesti in English:

en travesti

Pronunciation /ɒN ˌtraveˈstē/ /ɒ̃ ˌtrævɛˈsti/

adverb

  • Dressed as a member of the opposite sex for a theatrical role.

    • ‘the troupe performs en travesti’

Origin

From French travesti ‘disguised’, past participle of travestir (see travesty); the phrase is not recorded in French and represents a misunderstanding of the past participle as a noun.