- junket (n.)
- late 14c., "basket in which fish are caught or carried," from Medieval Latin iuncata "rush basket," perhaps from Latin iuncus "rush." Shifted meaning by 1520s to "feast, banquet," probably via notion of a picnic basket, which led to extended sense of "pleasure trip" (1814), and then to "tour by government official at public expense for no discernable public benefit" (by 1886, American English). Compare Italian cognate giuncata "cream cheese" (originally made in a rush basket), a sense of junket also found in Middle English and preserved lately in dialects.
- 1. Shevchenko was in Moscow yesterday, for some publicity junket.
- 2. Today the bards must drink and junket.
- 3. They are and sour pork, almond junket, shrimp omelet and Chicken in and sour sauce.
- 茉莉点了糖醋排骨, 杏仁豆腐, 虾仁煎蛋和糖醋鸡块.
- 4. Her junket won't change many Chinese minds but It'speak volumes about her party's changing priorities.
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