junket junket  /ˈdʒəŋ kɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
  2. (n) a journey taken for pleasure
  3. (n) a trip taken by an official at public expense
  4. (v) go on a pleasure trip
  5. (v) provide a feast or banquet for
  6. (v) partake in a feast or banquet

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Macau has scores of independent junket operators, making business unpredictable.
  2. He had barely finished one campaignthe Terminator 3 junketwhen he began another, his bid to become California's Governor.
  3. And in the end, it's not just a junket.

News

  1. Sound Off! (June 10)

    Who paid for state Senator Papen s junket to Turkey and how was it a benefit for our county or state?
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  2. Tony Winner Michael Greif Will Direct New Musical by Tony Nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

    "We're working on a new show. It's an original musical," Paul previously told Playbill.com at the May 1 Tony Awards press junket. "It's an idea that we've had since college, and we're finally getting a chance to write it."
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Playbill

  3. Cast Talks About ‘Man of Steel’ During Press Conference [VIDEO]

    The press junket for Man of Steel is full steam ahead as the movie sets to open worldwide next week. Director Zack Snyder, Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod) and Russell Crowe (Jor-El), answered questions at the press conference that took place yesterday. Henry Cavill was asked if he took [...] Cast Talks About ‘Man of Steel’ During Press Conference ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  1. AIG, "just a week after they got help, went on a $400,000 junket," Obama said. "And I tell you what: The Treasury should demand that money back, and those executives should be fired."
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

  2. "It was absolutely without question the biggest thrill of my life," says Wahlberg, "sprawled out on a hotel bed after a day of junket interviews. Actually, it was the probably the second. The first was getting cast in a Martin Scorsese movie...
    on Mar 18, 2007 By: Mark Wahlberg Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. "I've thought it many, many times in the middle of the night," Gaye said, laughing. "When we were doing the press junket, the most-asked question was 'How do you feel about being a part of this?' It was like asking someone how they feel about...
    on Nov 14, 2003 By: Nona Gaye Source: NBC30.com

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