Junket meaning

jŭng'kĭt
A trip or tour, especially:
  • 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.
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A party, banquet, or outing.
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A dessert made from flavored milk and rennet.
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To go on a junket.
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Milk sweetened, flavored, and thickened into curd with rennet.
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A feast or picnic.
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A pleasure trip.
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An excursion, as by a public official, paid for out of public funds.
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To go on a junket or excursion, esp. one paid for out of public funds.
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To entertain at a feast.
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A type of cream cheese, originally made in a rush basket; later, a food made of sweetened curds or rennet.
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A pleasure-trip; a journey made for feasting or enjoyment, now especially a trip made ostensibly for business but which entails merrymaking or entertainment.
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(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.
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To go on or attend a junket.
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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.

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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.

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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