Junket

Definition of Junket

Jun´ket
n.1.
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.
v. i.1.To feast; to banquet; to make an entertainment; - sometimes applied opprobriously to feasting by public officers at the public cost.
v. t.1.To give entertainment to; to feast.
[imp. & p. p. Junketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Junketing.]
The good woman took my lodgings over my head, and was in such a hurry to junket her neighbors.
- Walpole.

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