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[ˌdʒʌŋ kɪˈtɪər]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, early 19th century


A person who regularly goes on trips, usually for work, but the trips are more for pleasure


One who goes on pleasure trips on another person’s expense

Examples of Junketeer in a sentence

"The conference was supposed to be for networking, but it was filled with junketeers looking for the next happy hour."

"The congressman got a bad reputation as a junketeer after making several taxpayer-paid trips to exotic destinations."

About Junketeer

Political history is studded with examples of junketeers providing influence in exchange for lavish trips. Former U.S. Congressman Bob Ney of Ohio found himself at the center of a scandal after going on an expensive golf vacation to Scotland. That trip sparked inquiries into the political actions and motives of all of the attendees.

Did you Know?

The word "junketeer" is uniquely American, coming about in the early 1800s, along with other "-eer" words such as profiteer and racketeer.

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