|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|1.||to use wrongly or badly|
|2.||to interpret wrongly or badly; distort|
|3.||to lead into deviant or perverted beliefs or behaviour; corrupt|
|5.||a person who practises sexual perversion|
|[C14: from Old French pervertir, from Latin pervertere to turn the wrong way, from per- (indicating deviation) + vertere to turn]|
perverted per·vert·ed (pər-vûr'tĭd)
Deviating from what is considered normal or correct.
Of, relating to, or practicing sexual perversion.