travesty - Dictionary definition and meaning for word travesty
If u think Bra(tra) as vest then it is a travesty.
Travesty looks like transvestite (a man dressed as a woman) and hence basically a humorous caricature of a woman.
travesty = trans + vest... change in clothes.. imitation but a poor one
TRAVESTY is a MOCKERY or an absurd or distorted imitation of the original.
travesty - tra or trans + vest + y - trans means across or over or beyond, vest means to dress , so travesty means the act of dressing up an event over or beyond it..by being humourous, satirical etc.
A caricature of John Travolta in vest.