Definition of travest in English:

travest

Pronunciation /ˈtravɪst/

verb

rare
  • To travesty; especially to disguise, parody, or debase.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. Apparently from travest- (in either (i) French travestir or (ii) Italian travestire for both, see travesty), after vest, invest, etc.