- a pleasure ride in an automobile, especially when the vehicle is driven recklessly or used without the owner's permission.
- a brief, emotionally exciting interlude.
- to go on a joyride.
Origin of joyride
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Safe, I mean, of course, from being run down by some joy-rider.Tales of Fishes
- a ride taken for pleasure in a car, esp in a stolen car driven recklessly
- (intr) to take such a ride
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