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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: junket 'sweet food made from milk' (15-21 centuries), from Old North French jonquette 'basket made from reeds', from jonc 'reed'; because the food was made or served in such baskets

junket

noun
     
Related topics: Government
jun‧ket
[countable] informal especially American EnglishPG an expensive trip paid for by government money or by a business for people they employ - used to show disapproval

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