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Examples of junket in a Sentence
The senator has been criticized for expensive junkets to foreign countries.
took a junket to the city for some sightseeing and shopping
Recent Examples of junket from the Web
Calipari was in Egypt racing camels as part of a coaching junket and denied interest in the Knicks job.
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When the pair jet to Milan for a publicity junket, the foreigner jokes land because the Italian-American writer-director is on home-away-from-home turf.
For years Partnering for Progress and the BCA held these business conferences -- junkets in which the Black Caucus met with business leaders, bankers and payday loan companies -- in places like Point Clear, Ala., and Biloxi, Miss.
Subsidized junkets that flew in prospective buyers to development sites in the southern Malaysian state of Johor have dwindled.
Now, a marijuana company sponsors his latest junket to North Korea, a country where smoking weed is believed to be punishable by death.
About eight women gathered in a circle and waited patiently for Oprah Winfrey and the stars of Queen Sugar to walk into a hotel room at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills in Los Angeles during a press junket sponsored by OWN.
But like Evita’s Rainbow Tour, such junkets end sometime, yielding no result save to show us, yet again, how little there is beneath the façade of this paper mâché presidency.
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Did You Know?
The road junket has traveled has been a long one, with frequent stops for food along the way. Since at least the 15th century, the word has named various comestibles, ranging from curds and cream to sweet confections. By the 16th century, junket had also come to mean "banquet." Apparently, traveling must have been involved to reach some junkets, because eventually that term was also applied to pleasure outings or trips (whether or not food was the focus). Today, the word usually refers either to a trip made by a government official and paid for by the public, as in our example sentences, or to a free trip by a member of the press to a place where something, such as a new movie, is being promoted.
Origin and Etymology of junket
Middle English ioncate, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *juncata, from Latin juncus rush
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of junket in a Sentence
a lobbyist who regularly junkets politicians who are friendly toward the oil industry
First Known Use of junket
JUNKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of junket for English Language Learners
: 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
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