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joyriding Syllabification: joy·rid·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈjoiˌrīdiNG/

Definition of joyriding in English:


The action or practice of driving fast and dangerously in a stolen car for enjoyment.
Example sentences
  • Many of the younger criminals have graduated from joyriding and burglary in their teens to crimes such as drug-dealing.
  • Residents have complained that the area has become run-down, suffers at the hands of thugs intent on joyriding and burglary.
  • As a child and adolescent, he had numerous encounters with law enforcement for joyriding, theft, burglary, fraud, assault and battery.
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