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.

Primary Meanings of junket

1.
nv
dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
provide a feast or banquet for
2.
nv
a journey taken for pleasure
go on a pleasure trip
Full Definitions of junket
1

n dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet

Type of:
afters, dessert, sweet
a dish served as the last course of a meal

v provide a feast or banquet for

Synonyms:
banquet, feast
banquet, feast
partake in a feast or banquet
Type of:
host
be the host of or for

v partake in a feast or banquet

Synonyms:
banquet, feast
banquet, feast
provide a feast or banquet for
Types:
wine and dine
eat sumptuously
Type of:
eat
eat a meal; take a meal
2

n a journey taken for pleasure

Synonyms:
excursion, expedition, jaunt, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
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

n a trip taken by an official at public expense

Type of:
trip
a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)

v go on a pleasure trip

Synonyms:
junketeer
Type of:
jaunt, travel, trip
make a trip for pleasure

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