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.
- joyrider, noun
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How to use joyride in a sentence
The joyride might start with a wispy bite of fried julienne celery root — so light it melts on the tongue, along with a surprise center of silken smoked tofu — and move on to dishes that trumpet the season.
Thus, a valet “may take possession of a person’s car to park it, but he cannot take it for a joyride.”The Supreme Court hands down very good news for pretty much everyone who uses a computer | Ian Millhiser | June 4, 2021 | Vox
A valet, for example, may take possession of a person’s car to park it, but he cannot take it for a joyride.Supreme Court narrows anti-hacking law, worries about criminalizing common behavior | Robert Barnes | June 3, 2021 | Washington Post
This was not a joyride of a regular season for Jackson and the Ravens, as last season had been.Lamar Jackson gets his first playoff victory as Ravens hold Titans’ Derrick Henry to 40 yards | Mark Maske | January 10, 2021 | Washington Post
For some, it has been a joyride, an opportunity to stick the eye of an establishment they saw as easy to hate.A day for ceremony descends into anarchy on Capitol Hill | Dan Balz | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Up to this point, the two have engaged in light flirtation, including the occasional joyride.‘Hyde Park on Hudson’: Is Bill Murray as FDR an Oscar Frontrunner? | Marlow Stern | September 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We got drunk, and I hooked him up with some Ecstasy and Xanax, and we took a joyride and partied for hours.
Liz Cheney's media joyride is boosting talk of a possible congressional run.
A joyride in which a man was run down figured prominently in his first nights entertainment.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal | Wyndham Martyn
You once nobble that, congregation, and a buck joyride to heaven becomes a back number.Ulysses | James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for joyride
a ride taken for pleasure in a car, esp in a stolen car driven recklessly
(intr) to take such a ride
- joyrider, noun
- joyriding, noun
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