junketing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n junketing taking an excursion for pleasure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Junketing A feast or entertainment; a revel. "All those snug junketings and public gormandizings for which the ancient magistrates were equally famous with their modern successors.""The apostle would have no reveling or junketing upon the altar."
    • Junketing The act or process of taking a junket{3}.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n junketing A lively feast or entertainment; a season of conviviality; picnicking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Junketing a merry feast or entertainment, picnicking
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It. guincata—L. juncus, a rush.

Usage

In literature:

Her weakest point, I should say, is her junkets.
"The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight" by Elizabeth von Arnim
But I thought you would have been dining and junketing in Dunscombe to-night.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
As well as you like junket?
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
The unsuspecting night-patrol would pass blindly by, oblivious of the illegally illuminated junket within.
"The Siege of Kimberley" by T. Phelan
I've been having a little junket, I and my friend here.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
But I've had enough junketing.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
What are Sister Viney's special reasons against the junket?
"Rose of Old Harpeth" by Maria Thompson Daviess
The wild bloods of the town came thither to riot and play, to junket and carouse.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Now, won't it be nice for the whole town to go junketing in like that?
"The Golden Bird" by Maria Thompson Daviess
You told me it was junket.
"The Window at the White Cat" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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In news:

One type of traveler crams business and pleasure trips into single junkets.
In a junket interview with an Israeli reporter, Berg -- whose movie opened to great international ticket sales weeks ago.
That's some ' junket '.
At the Acoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson City The Suitcase Junket , a nationally touring act, will be performing original songs with a home-made rhythm section.
Ritter decries Pinnacol's pricey junket .
Aqua Buddha dominates debate, Farmer takes a junket , Green quits race edition.
Saddam Regime Financed US Junket .
Hussein Funded Hill Junket to Iraq Before War.
Avoiding Sun-Kissed Tuscany, and Other Tips for the Prudent Junketer .
Com has some comments on the Congressional Junkets to Israel this summer and then discusses a State Department Grant to MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute).
Tom Garver, an art historian and former Link agent who assisted Link on three photo/sound junkets in the late 1950s.
A junket for golfing A-listers, eh.
But the world-leader mode has not worked for President Bush, who always returns from foreign junkets with his dignity barely intact.
House Backs Bill Capping Gov't Spending on Junkets.
Fighter jet opponents see Florida trip as 'junket'.
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