Definition of joyride
1 : a ride taken for pleasure (as in a car or aircraft); especially : an automobile ride marked by reckless driving (as in a stolen car)
2 : conduct or action resembling a joyride especially in disregard of cost or consequences
joyriderplay \ˈjȯi-ˌrī-dər\ noun
Examples of joyride in a Sentence
Some teenager stole my car and took it for a joyride.
Recent Examples of joyride from the Web
Enter electric bikes, which can turn an impossible trip into a joyride.
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First Known Use of joyride
JOYRIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of joyride for English Language Learners
: a fast car ride taken for pleasure; especially : a ride in a stolen car
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