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junket

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Junket \Jun"ket\, verb (used without an object) 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Junket \Jun"ket\, verb (used with an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Junket \Jun"ket\, noun [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.

3. A trip made at the expense of an organization of which the traveller is an official, ostensibly to obtain information relevant to one's duties; especially, a trip made by a public official at government expense. The term is sometimes used opprobriously, from a belief that such trips are often taken for private pleasure, and are therefore a waste of public money; as, a congressional junket to a tropical country. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

junket

noun

1: dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet

2: a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field" [syn: {excursion}, {jaunt}, {outing}, {junket}, {pleasure trip}, {expedition}, {sashay}]

3: a trip taken by an official at public expense

verb

1: go on a pleasure trip [syn: {junketeer}, {junket}]

2: provide a feast or banquet for [syn: {feast}, {banquet}, {junket}]

3: partake in a feast or banquet [syn: {feast}, {banquet}, {junket}]


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