Curded cream with spice, etc.; any dainty. The word is the
Italian giuncata (curd or cream cheese), so called because
carried on junk or bulrushes (giúneo).
“You know there wants no junkets at the feast.”
Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew, iii. 2.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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