joyride

noun
joy·​ride | \ ˈjȯi-ˌrīd How to pronounce joyride (audio) \

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

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Other Words from joyride

joyride intransitive verb
joyrider \ ˈjȯi-​ˌrī-​dər How to pronounce joyride (audio) \ noun
joyriding noun

Examples of joyride in a Sentence

Some teenager stole my car and took it for a joyride.
Recent Examples on the Web The teens stopped at a Taco Bell about three and a half hours into the joyride, before abandoning the car, according to court documents. oregonlive, "3rd teen sentenced for 2019 murder of man killed while collecting cans in North Portland," 6 May 2021 Hours after his release from prison, Jesus Quintana pairs up with fellow misfits Petey and Marie for a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week ‘Pulp Fiction’ on BBC America and IFC," 9 Apr. 2021 The result is a joyride of a challenge that features a laugh a minute and some high-stakes shake-ups that are sure to make the final few episodes of the season that much more exciting. Paul Mccallion, Vulture, "RuPaul’s Drag Race," 12 Mar. 2021 Along the way, UCLA gave itself a template for carrying this late-season joyride into the NCAA tournament. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA shows in comeback vs. Arizona State how it could be built for March," 21 Feb. 2021 Hours after his release from prison, Jesus Quintana pairs up with fellow misfits Petey and Marie for a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘The Searchers’; ‘Forrest Gump’," 12 Mar. 2021 Hours after his release from prison, Jesus Quintana pairs up with fellow misfits Petey and Marie for a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘Gandhi’; ‘Forrest Gump’ and more," 26 Feb. 2021 The result is a purely delightful Lisa Frank–meets–Airplane joyride, and with the film out on VOD, Mumolo talked us through seven of its silliest moments. Jackson Mchenry, Vulture, "Annie Mumolo Tells the Stories Behind Seven of Barb & Star’s Silliest Gags," 17 Feb. 2021 To read through her archive there is to take a joyride with a woman less and less patient. Jessica Ferri, Los Angeles Times, "How Joan Didion’s 1960s read differently in 2021," 21 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of joyride

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of joyride was in 1909

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17 May 2021

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“Joyride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joyride. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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joyride

noun

English Language Learners Definition of joyride

: a fast car ride taken for pleasure especially : a ride in a stolen car

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