noun \ˈjəŋ-kət\

: 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

:  a dessert of sweetened flavored milk set with rennet
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

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite



Definition of JUNKET

intransitive verb
:  feast, banquet
:  to go on a junket
jun·ke·teer \ˌjəŋ-kə-ˈtir\ or jun·ket·er \ˈjəŋ-kə-tər\ noun

Examples of JUNKET

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

First Known Use of JUNKET


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