junket

A junket is a pleasure trip, often funded by someone else. You've probably heard of a politician taking a junket to a fancy resort, all paid for using taxpayer money.

A junket can be used as a gift to try to get something from the person going on the trip. If you're a travel reporter and resort owners pay for your junket to check out their new property in Hawaii, you might feel like you owe them a good review. A junket isn't always devious: the word can simply mean a journey taken for pleasure, like when you take your boat out and sail down the coast for a couple days.

Definitions of junket
  1. noun
    dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
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    type of:
    afters, dessert, sweet
    a dish served as the last course of a meal
  2. verb
    provide a feast or banquet for
    synonyms: banquet, feast
    banquet, feast
    partake in a feast or banquet
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    type of:
    host
    be the host of or for
  3. verb
    partake in a feast or banquet
    synonyms: banquet, feast
    banquet, feast
    provide a feast or banquet for
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    types:
    wine and dine
    eat sumptuously
    type of:
    eat
    eat a meal; take a meal
  4. noun
    a journey taken for pleasure
    synonyms: excursion, expedition, jaunt, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
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    types:
    airing
    a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
    field trip
    a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination
    type of:
    journey, journeying
    the act of traveling from one place to another
  5. noun
    a trip taken by an official at public expense
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    type of:
    trip
    a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
  6. verb
    go on a pleasure trip
    synonyms: junketeer
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    type of:
    jaunt, travel, trip
    make a trip for pleasure
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