Definition of joyride in English:


Line breaks: joy|ride
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪrʌɪd


  • 1A ride for enjoyment in a vehicle or aircraft.
    More example sentences
    • The plaintiff not only accepted the offer of being taken for a joyride in the aircraft, but actively sought it.
    • The plaintiff went for a joyride in a light aircraft piloted by the defendant in the knowledge that the defendant was extremely drunk.
    • If Richard Branson were to build a passenger-carrying rocket for joyrides into space, would you go?
  • 1.1 informal A fast and dangerous ride in a stolen vehicle: they went for a joyride
    More example sentences
    • It is, alas, an all-too-familiar scene on the streets of Rochdale as car crime soars and thieves think nothing of ending a night's joyride by destroying the vehicle.
    • Eventually we catch him with our bike as he goes for a joyride right back to where he stole it from.
    • There's a tracking device in every ship, in case someone decides to go for a joyride or something like this.

More definitions of joyride

Definition of joyride in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little