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junket

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noun jun·ket \ˈjəŋ-kət\

Simple Definition of junket

  • : a trip made by a government official and paid for by the public

  • : a free trip by a member of the press to a place where something (such as a new movie) is being promoted

Full Definition of junket

  1. 1 :  a dessert of sweetened flavored milk set with rennet

  2. 2 a :  a festive social affair b :  trip, journey: as (1) :  a trip made by an official at public expense (2) :  a promotional trip made at another's expense <a film's press junket>

Examples of junket

  1. The senator has been criticized for expensive junkets to foreign countries.

  2. <took a junket to the city for some sightseeing and shopping>



Origin of junket

Middle English ioncate, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *juncata, from Latin juncus rush


First Known Use: 15th century


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junket

verb jun·ket

Definition of junket

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  feast, banquet

  3. 2 :  to go on a junket

jun·ke·teer play \ˌjəŋ-kə-ˈtir\ or jun·ket·er play \ˈjəŋ-kə-tər\ noun


Examples of junket

  1. <a lobbyist who regularly junkets politicians who are friendly toward the oil industry>



1555

First Known Use of junket

1555



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