Variant of junket
- 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: ME joncate < ML *juncata, a sweetmeat, cream cheese < L juncus, a rush (see jonquil): because orig. brought to market in rush baskets
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