- The definition of junket is an enjoyable trip or tour by a business person or public official that is paid for by their employer or from public funds.
- An example of a junket is a mayor visiting a sister city in another country on behalf of the city.
- An example of a junket is a businessperson attending a conference in a specific city so that he or she can play golf at a famous golf course.
- The definition of junket is a pudding made from sweet milk and rennet.
An example of junket is a dessert made from chocolate milk and rennet.
- milk sweetened, flavored, and thickened into curd with rennet
- a feast or picnic
- a pleasure trip
- ⌂ an excursion, as by a public official, paid for out of public funds
Origin of junketMiddle English joncate ; from Medieval Latin an unverified form juncata, a sweetmeat, cream cheese ; from Classical Latin juncus, a rush (see jonquil): because origin, originally brought to market in rush baskets
- A trip or tour, especially:a. One taken by an official at public expense.b. One taken by a person who is the guest of a business or agency seeking favor or patronage.
- A party, banquet, or outing.
- A dessert made from flavored milk and rennet.
intransitive verbjun·ket·ed, jun·ket·ing, jun·kets
Origin of junketMiddle English jonket, rush basket, preparation of cream or milk served on rushes, feast; akin to modern French dialectal (Normandy) jonquette, a kind of dessert made with boiled milk and French jonchée, container made of rushes for draining soft cheeses, soft cheese made in such a container, all untimately from Latin iuncus, rush.
- A type of cream cheese, originally made in a rush basket; later, a food made of sweetened curds or rennet.
- A feast or banquet.
- A pleasure-trip; a journey made for feasting or enjoyment, now especially a trip made ostensibly for business but which entails merrymaking or entertainment.
- (gaming) 20-40 table gaming rooms for which the capacity and limits change daily. Junket rooms are often rented out to private vendors who run tour groups through them and give a portion of the proceeds to the main casino.
(third-person singular simple present junkets, present participle junketing or junketting, simple past and past participle junketed or junketted)
- To go on or attend a junket.