Definitions for junketˈdʒʌŋ kɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jun•ketˈdʒʌŋ kɪt(n.)

  1. a custardlike dessert of flavored milk curdled with rennet.

    Category: Cooking

  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.

    Category: Government

  4. (v.i.)to go on a junket:

    Congressmen junketing in Asia.

    Category: Government

  5. (v.t.)to entertain; feast; regale.

Origin of junket:

1425–75; ME jonket rush basket < OF (dial.) jonquette=jonc (< L juncus reed) +-ette -ette

jun′ket•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. junket(noun)

    dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet

  2. excursion, jaunt, outing, junket, pleasure trip, expedition, sashay(noun)

    a journey taken for pleasure

    "many summer excursions to the shore"; "it was merely a pleasure trip"; "after cautious sashays into the field"

  3. junket(verb)

    a trip taken by an official at public expense

  4. junketeer, junket(verb)

    go on a pleasure trip

  5. feast, banquet, junket(verb)

    provide a feast or banquet for

  6. feast, banquet, junket(verb)

    partake in a feast or banquet

Wiktionary

  1. junket(Noun)

    A basket.

  2. junket(Noun)

    A type of cream cheese, originally made in a rush basket; later, a food made of sweetened curds or rennet.

  3. junket(Noun)

    A feast or banquet.

  4. junket(Noun)

    A pleasure-trip; a journey made for feasting or enjoyment, now especially a trip made ostensibly for business but which entails merrymaking or entertainment.

  5. junket(Noun)

    20-40 table gaming rooms for which the capacity and limits change daily. Junket rooms are often rented out to private vendors who run tour groups through them and give a portion of the proceeds to the main casino.

  6. junket(Verb)

    To go on or attend a junket.

  7. Origin: Origin uncertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Junket(noun)

    a cheese cake; a sweetmeat; any delicate food

  2. Junket(noun)

    a feast; an entertainment

  3. Junket(verb)

    to feast; to banquet; to make an entertainment; -- sometimes applied opprobriously to feasting by public officers at the public cost

  4. Junket(verb)

    to give entertainment to; to feast

Freebase

  1. Junket

    Junket is a milk-based dessert, made with sweetened milk and rennet, the digestive enzyme which curdles milk. It might best be described as a custard or a very soft, sweetened cheese. To make junket, milk is heated to approximately body temperature and the rennet, which has been dissolved in water, is mixed in to cause the milk to "set". The dessert is chilled prior to serving. Junket is often served with a sprinkling of grated nutmeg on top. For most of the 20th century in the eastern United States, junket was often a preferred food for ill children, mostly due to its sweetness and ease of digestion. The same was true in the United Kingdom where, in medieval times, junket had been a food of the nobility made with cream, not milk, and flavored with rosewater and spices as well as sugar. It started to fall from favour during the Tudor era, being replaced by syllabubs on fashionable banqueting tables and, by the 18th century, had become an everyday food sold in the streets. In the United States, junket is commonly made with a prepackaged mix of rennet and sweetener from a company eponymously known as Junket.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

junket(noun)

a dish made of curdled and sweetened milk.

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