joyride

noun joy·ride \ ˈjȯi-ˌrīd \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

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

joyride

intransitive verb

joyrider

play \ˈjȯi-ˌrī-dər\ noun

joyriding

noun

Examples of joyride in a Sentence

  1. Some teenager stole my car and took it for a joyride.

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First Known Use of joyride

1909


JOYRIDE Defined for English Language Learners

joyride

noun

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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