Definitions for: Junket


[n] a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
[n] dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
[v] partake in a feast or banquet
[v] provide a feast or banquet for
[v] go on a junket



Webster (1913) Definition: Jun"ket, n. [Formerly also juncate, fr. It. giuncata
cream cheese, made in a wicker or rush basket, fr. L. juncus
a rush. See 2d Junk, and cf. Juncate.]
1. A cheese cake; a sweetmeat; any delicate food.

How Faery Mab the junkets eat. -- Milton.

Victuals varied well in taste, And other junkets. --
Chapman.

2. A feast; an entertainment.

A new jaunt or junket every night. -- Thackeray.


Jun"ket, v. i.
To feast; to banquet; to make an entertainment; -- sometimes
applied opprobriously to feasting by public officers at the
public cost.

Job's children junketed and feasted together often. --
South.


Jun"ket, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Junketed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Junketing.]
To give entertainment to; to feast.

The good woman took my lodgings over my head, and was
in such a hurry to junket her neighbors. -- Walpole.

Synonyms: banquet, excursion, expedition, feast, jaunt, outing, pleasure trip, sashay

See Also: airing, dessert, eat, field trip, host, jaunt, journey, journeying, travel, trip, wine and dine

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Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph machine and he thinks he is secretary of state.

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