verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of junket
Examples from the Web for junket
The only downside for the Congressman was if their junket became public.
On a Congressional junket, paid for by a private party, you have tens of hours of exclusive time with a Congressmen.
I've been on exactly one 10-day junket to China, so I'm hardly qualified to answer that question.
In an interview the day after the junket for The Town, Affleck resisted being neatly boxed into the comeback story narrative.
“It was like a performance,” Paltrow told an ITN reporter during the Two Lovers junket.
Devonshire cream, of course; and part of a large dish of junket, which is something like curds and whey.The Adventures of A Brownie|Miss Mulock
In the evening dont take cream, strawberries, or junket, unless you eat hard cheese with them.Early English Meals and Manners|Various
As junket will turn to whey if it is broken with a spoon to any extent, serving it in the mold is the better plan.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
On one occasion recently a local aldermanic junket had been arranged to visit Philadelphia—a junket that was to last ten days.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
Stir the junket tablet in the cold water till it melts, and add this.The Fun of Cooking|Caroline French Benton
Word Origin for junket
late 14c., "basket in which fish are caught or carried," from Medieval Latin iuncata "rush basket," perhaps from Latin iuncus "rush." Shifted meaning by 1520s to "feast, banquet," probably via notion of a picnic basket, which led to extended sense of "pleasure trip" (1814), and then to "tour by government official at public expense for no discernable public benefit" (by 1886, American English). Cf. Italian cognate giuncata "cream cheese" (originally made in a rush basket), a sense of junket also found in Middle English and preserved lately in dialects.