- 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 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 ultimately from Latin iuncus rush ; see jonquil.
- A type of cream cheese, originally made in a rush basket; later, a food made of sweetened curds or rennet.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.