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joyride

[ joi-rahyd ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪd /
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noun

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.

verb (used without object), joy·rode, joy·rid·den, joy·rid·ing.

to go on a joyride.

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Origin of joyride

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; joy + ride

OTHER WORDS FROM joyride

joyrider, noun

Words nearby joyride

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British Dictionary definitions for joyride

joyride

noun

a ride taken for pleasure in a car, esp in a stolen car driven recklessly

verb joy-ride -rides, -riding, -rode or -ridden

(intr) to take such a ride

Derived forms of joyride

joyrider, nounjoyriding, noun
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