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Meaning of JUNKET

Pronunciation:  'jungkit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a journey taken for pleasure; "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"
  2. [n]  dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
  3. [v]  partake in a feast or banquet
  4. [v]  provide a feast or banquet for
  5. [v]  go on a junket

JUNKET is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: banquet, excursion, expedition, feast, jaunt, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
 See Also: airing, dessert, eat, field trip, host, jaunt, journey, journeying, travel, trip, wine and dine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jun"ket\, n. [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. --
    2. A feast; an entertainment.
             A new jaunt or junket every night.    -- Thackeray.
  2. \Jun"ket\, v. i.
    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. --
  3. \Jun"ket\, v. t. [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.
Thesaurus Terms
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