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Jun"ket (?), n. [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.]


A cheese cake; a sweetmeat; any delicate food.

How Faery Mab the junkets eat. Milton.

Victuals varied well in taste, And other junkets. Chapman.


A feast; an entertainment.

A new jaunt or junket every night. Thackeray.


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Jun"ket, v. 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.


© Webster 1913.

Jun"ket, v. 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.


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