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jun·ket

 (jŭng′kĭt)
n.
1. A trip or tour, especially:
a. One taken by an official at public expense.
b. One taken by a person who is the guest of a business or agency seeking favor or patronage.
2. A party, banquet, or outing.
3. A dessert made from flavored milk and rennet.
intr.v. jun·ket·ed, jun·ket·ing, jun·kets
To go on a junket.

[Middle English jonket, rush basket, preparation of cream or milk served on rushes, feast; akin to modern French dialectal (Normandy) jonquette, a kind of dessert made with boiled milk, and French jonchée, container made of rushes for draining soft cheeses, soft cheese made in such a container, all ultimately from Latin iuncus, rush; see jonquil.]

jun′ket·er n.
Word History: In medieval times, soft cheeses and similar foods made from milk and cream were prepared in baskets or on mats woven from grasslike plants called rushes. These baskets or mats would have allowed excess liquid to drain away while protecting the mass of coagulated milk or cream from breaking apart. Junket originally meant "rush basket, especially one for carrying fish," and is ultimately derived from the Latin word junca, "rush." Since delicate dishes of cream or milk could be served in these rush baskets or on these mats, junket became the name for the dishes themselves. By the early 1500s, the word had come to refer to an occasion at which a junket might be served—a banquet, feast, or bout of merrymaking in general. Then, during the 1800s in the United States, it developed the meaning "picnic, pleasure excursion with eating and drinking." Americans began to use the word junket especially of trips taken by officials at public expense, ostensibly for fact-finding or diplomatic purposes but really just for the officials' own enjoyment. Junket also came to refer to trips taken by politicians or other influential persons as guests of a business or organization seeking favors—a bribe in the form of cruise tickets.

junket

(ˈdʒʌŋkɪt)
n
1. an excursion, esp one made for pleasure at public expense by a public official or committee
2. (Cookery) a sweet dessert made of flavoured milk set to a curd with rennet
3. a feast or festive occasion
vb
4. (intr) (of a public official, committee, etc) to go on a junket
5. to have or entertain with a feast or festive gathering
[C14 (in the sense: rush basket, hence custard served on rushes): from Old French (dialect) jonquette, from jonc rush, from Latin juncus reed]
ˈjunketer, ˈjunketter, ˌjunkeˈteer n
ˈjunketing n

jun•ket

(ˈdʒʌŋ kɪt)
n.
1. a custardlike dessert of flavored milk curdled with rennet.
2. a pleasure excursion: a junket down the Mississippi.
3. a trip taken by a government official at public expense, ostensibly for the purpose of obtaining information.
v.i.
4. to go on a junket: Congressmen junketing in Asia.
v.t.
5. to entertain; feast; regale.
[1425–75; Middle English jonket rush basket < Old French (dial.) jonquette=jonc (< Latin juncus reed) + -ette -ette]
jun′ket•er, n.

junket


Past participle: junketed
Gerund: junketing

Imperative
junket
junket
Present
I junket
you junket
he/she/it junkets
we junket
you junket
they junket
Preterite
I junketed
you junketed
he/she/it junketed
we junketed
you junketed
they junketed
Present Continuous
I am junketing
you are junketing
he/she/it is junketing
we are junketing
you are junketing
they are junketing
Present Perfect
I have junketed
you have junketed
he/she/it has junketed
we have junketed
you have junketed
they have junketed
Past Continuous
I was junketing
you were junketing
he/she/it was junketing
we were junketing
you were junketing
they were junketing
Past Perfect
I had junketed
you had junketed
he/she/it had junketed
we had junketed
you had junketed
they had junketed
Future
I will junket
you will junket
he/she/it will junket
we will junket
you will junket
they will junket
Future Perfect
I will have junketed
you will have junketed
he/she/it will have junketed
we will have junketed
you will have junketed
they will have junketed
Future Continuous
I will be junketing
you will be junketing
he/she/it will be junketing
we will be junketing
you will be junketing
they will be junketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been junketing
you have been junketing
he/she/it has been junketing
we have been junketing
you have been junketing
they have been junketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been junketing
you will have been junketing
he/she/it will have been junketing
we will have been junketing
you will have been junketing
they will have been junketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been junketing
you had been junketing
he/she/it had been junketing
we had been junketing
you had been junketing
they had been junketing
Conditional
I would junket
you would junket
he/she/it would junket
we would junket
you would junket
they would junket
Past Conditional
I would have junketed
you would have junketed
he/she/it would have junketed
we would have junketed
you would have junketed
they would have junketed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.junket - dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
afters, dessert, sweet - a dish served as the last course of a meal
2.junket - a journey taken for pleasurejunket - a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
airing - a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air; "he took the dogs for an airing"
field trip - a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination
3.junket - a trip taken by an official at public expense
trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
Verb1.junket - go on a pleasure trip
jaunt, travel, trip - make a trip for pleasure
2.junket - provide a feast or banquet forjunket - provide a feast or banquet for  
feast, banquet, junket - partake in a feast or banquet
host - be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
3.junket - partake in a feast or banquetjunket - partake in a feast or banquet  
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
banquet, feast, junket - provide a feast or banquet for
wine and dine - eat sumptuously; "we wined and dined in Paris"

junket

noun
1. A large meal elaborately prepared or served:
Informal: feed, spread.
2. A usually short journey taken for pleasure:
Translations
حَلْوى مُعَدَّه من الحليب والسُّكَّر
oslazené sedlé mléko
bragîbætt og sykruî súrmjólk
saldžios varškės patiekalas
salds biezpiens ar garšvielām
osladené sadnuté mlieko
kesilmiş süt tatlısı

junket

[ˈdʒʌŋkɪt]
A. N
1. (Culin) → dulce m de leche cuajada, cajeta f (LAm)
2. (= party) → fiesta f
3. (US) (= excursion at public expense) viaje de placer realizado por un funcionario público o miembro de un comité a expensas del contribuyente
B. VIir de juerga, estar de fiesta

junket

[ˈdʒʌŋkɪt] n
(= milk pudding) → lait m caillé
(British) (= trip) to go on a junket → voyager aux frais de la princessejunk food nsnacks mpl vite prêts (sans valeur nutritive)
to eat junk food → manger des cochonneries junk heap ndépotoir m

junket

n
(Cook) → Dickmilch f
(old, hum: = merrymaking) → Gelage nt, → Fest nt, → Lustbarkeit f (old, hum)
(= trip at public expense)(Vergnügungs)reise fauf Staatskosten
vi (old, hum)ein Gelage abhalten

junket

[ˈdʒʌŋkɪt] n
a. (fam, pej) to go on a junketfare bisboccia; (trip) → farsi un viaggetto pagato (dallo stato)
b. (Culin) → giuncata

junket

(ˈdpzaŋkit) noun
a dish made of curdled and sweetened milk.
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