[ juhng-kit ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ kɪt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: junket / junketed / junketing / junketer on Thesaurus.com


a sweet, custardlike food of flavored milk curdled with rennet.
a pleasure excursion, as a picnic or outing.
a trip, as by an official or legislative committee, paid out of public funds and ostensibly to obtain information.

verb (used without object)

to go on a junket.

verb (used with object)

to entertain; feast; regale.



Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of junket

1350–1400; Middle English jonket<Old French (dial.) jonquette rush basket, equivalent to jonc (<Latin juncus reed) + -ette-ette


jun·ket·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for junket

British Dictionary definitions for junket

/ (ˈdʒʌŋkɪt) /


an excursion, esp one made for pleasure at public expense by a public official or committee
a sweet dessert made of flavoured milk set to a curd with rennet
a feast or festive occasion


(intr) (of a public official, committee, etc) to go on a junket
to have or entertain with a feast or festive gathering

Derived forms of junket

junketer, junketter or junketeer, nounjunketing, noun

Word Origin for junket

C14 (in the sense: rush basket, hence custard served on rushes): from Old French (dialect) jonquette, from jonc rush, from Latin juncus reed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012