Jaunt vs Junket - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between jaunt and junket

is that jaunt is (obsolete) to jolt; to jounce while junket is (obsolete) a delicacy.

As nouns the difference between jaunt and junket

is that jaunt is (archaic) a wearisome journey while junket is (obsolete) a basket.

As verbs the difference between jaunt and junket

is that jaunt is to ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion while junket is to go on or attend a junket.

jaunt

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (archaic) A wearisome journey.
  • * Our Savior, meek, and with untroubled mind After his aëry jaunt , though hurried sore. Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest. - Milton
  • A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
  • To ride on a jaunting car.
  • (obsolete) To jolt; to jounce.
  • (Bale)

    Derived terms

    * jaunting car

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    junket

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A basket.
  • A type of cream cheese, originally made in a rush basket; later, a food made of sweetened curds or rennet.
  • * 1818 , John Keats, "Where be ye going, you Devon maid?":
  • I love your meads, and I love your flowers, / And I love your junkets mainly [...].
  • (obsolete) A delicacy.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.4:
  • Goe streight, and take with thee to witnesse it / Sixe of thy fellowes of the best array, / And beare with you both wine and juncates fit, / And bid him eate […].
  • A feast or banquet.
  • * 1790 , Ambrose Philips, The free-thinker , Vol III. No 124., page 95
  • Conversation is the natural Junket of the Mind ; and most Men have an Appetite to it, once in the day at least [...].
  • A pleasure-trip; a journey made for feasting or enjoyment, now especially a trip made ostensibly for business but which entails merrymaking or entertainment.
  • (gaming) 20-40 table gaming rooms for which the capacity and limits change daily. Junket rooms are often rented out to private vendors who run tour groups through them and give a portion of the proceeds to the main casino.
  • Verb

  • To go on or attend a junket.
  • * South
  • Job's children junketed and feasted together often.