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joyride

[joi-rahyd] /ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪd/
noun
1.
a pleasure ride in an automobile, especially when the vehicle is driven recklessly or used without the owner's permission.
2.
a brief, emotionally exciting interlude.
verb (used without object), joyrode, joyridden, joyriding.
3.
to go on a joyride.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; joy + ride
Related forms
joyrider, noun
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Examples for joyride
  • Whether it be taking one for a joyride or stealing stereo equipment out of it, it's a problem that plagues the entire valley area.
  • There are firsthand stories of real car wrecks with severe consequences that demonstrate driving is no joyride.
British Dictionary definitions for joyride

joyride

noun
1.
a ride taken for pleasure in a car, esp in a stolen car driven recklessly
verb -rides, -riding, -rode, -ridden
2.
(intransitive) to take such a ride
Derived Forms
joyrider, noun
joyriding, noun
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