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
Other calamities: 500 gallons of fuel oil incorrectly pumped into the basement of a house in Oakdale, and $35,000 in damage to a combine from a joyride in a farm field. Strangest claim to date?
Apparently, only a few months later, a parolee stole the vehicle for a joyride, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour and then rolling the car about a dozen times before landing in a field.
CLOVER, S.C. -- South Carolina police say two children went for a joyride and crashed their babysitter's car into a tree, and the woman who was supposed to be watching them is now in jail.
A Clover woman who was babysitting two children is charged with child neglect and drug charges after the children went for a joyride in her car and crashed into a tree.
Ernst A. Lehmann took his passengers on a joyride that included passing over Baltimore.
And once my car was stolen in Philadelphia, taken for a joyride and later recovered neater than before it was stolen.
Store security footage revealed the suspect, but no one knew his name. Trashed joyride.
Enter electric bikes, which can turn an impossible trip into a joyride.
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First Known Use of joyride
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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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