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Webster 1913 Edition


Junket

Jun′ket

,
Noun.
[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
.
Chapman.
2.
A feast; an entertainment.
A new jaunt or
junket
every night.
Thackeray.

Jun′ket

,
Verb.
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.
South.

Jun′ket

,
Verb.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Junket

JUNK'ET

,
Noun.
[See Juncate.] A sweetmeat.
1.
A stolen entertainment.

JUNK'ET

,
Verb.
I.
To feast in secret; to make an entertainment by stealth.
1.
To feast.
Job's children junketed and feasted together often.

Definition 2022


junket

junket

English

Noun

junket (plural junkets)

  1. (obsolete) A basket.
  2. A type of cream cheese, originally made in a rush basket; later, a food made of sweetened curds or rennet.
    • 1818, John Keats, "Where be ye going, you Devon maid?":
      I love your meads, and I love your flowers, / And I love your junkets mainly [...].
  3. (obsolete) A delicacy.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.4:
      Goe streight, and take with thee to witnesse it / Sixe of thy fellowes of the best array, / And beare with you both wine and juncates fit, / And bid him eate […].
  4. A feast or banquet.
    • 1790, Ambrose Philips, The free-thinker, Vol III. No 124., page 95
      Conversation is the natural Junket of the Mind ; and most Men have an Appetite to it, once in the day at least [...].
  5. A pleasure-trip; a journey made for feasting or enjoyment, now especially a trip made ostensibly for business but which entails merrymaking or entertainment.
  6. (gambling) 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.

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Verb

junket (third-person singular simple present junkets, present participle junketing or junketting, simple past and past participle junketed or junketted)

  1. To go on or attend a junket.
    • South
      Job's children junketed and feasted together often.

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