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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.]
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.
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
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
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]
Past participle: junketed
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|Noun||1.||junket - dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet|
|2.||junket - a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"|
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"
|Verb||1.||junket - go on a pleasure trip|
|2.||junket - provide a feast or banquet for |
host - be the host of or for; "We hosted 4 couples last night"
|3.||junket - 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"
wine and dine - eat sumptuously; "we wined and dined in Paris"
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
a dish made of curdled and sweetened milk. strem, soet dikmelk حَلْوى مُعَدَّه من الحليب والسُّكَّر извара coalhada oslazené sedlé mléko süße Quarkspeise γλύκισμα φτιαγμένο με πηγμένο και γλυκό γάλα leche cuajada kohupiimast ja koorest magustoit شیر دلمه شده که با شکر می خورند herajuusto caillé חָבִיצָה जनता के खर्च पर किसी अफसर का भ्रमण skuta kb. gyümölcsjoghurt bubur susu bragðbætt og sykruð súrmjólk cagliata 乳製品の一種 응유(凝乳) 식품 saldžios varškės patiekalas salds biezpiens ar garšvielām dadih kwarkkalvedans legumina mleczna خوږې مستې:پوڅه، ميلمستيا( په امريكاكې ) ددولت په پيسوسفر coalhada brânză dulce de vacă cu nucşoară şi frişcă сладкий творог со сливками osladené sadnuté mlieko jed iz sladkane skute jelo od zgrušanog, zaslađenog mleka kvarg นมข้นหวาน kesilmiş süt tatlısı 凝乳甜食 солодкий сирок جمے ہوئے دودھ وغیرہ سے تیار کی ہوئی ایک میٹھی ڈش sữa đông 凝乳甜食品