- One taken by an official at public expense.
- One taken by a person who is the guest of a business or agency seeking favor or patronage.
An example of junket is a dessert made from chocolate milk and rennet.
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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of junket
- Middle 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 French jonchée container made of rushes for draining soft cheeses, soft cheese made in such a container all untimately from Latin iuncus rush
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Origin uncertain.