Definition of joyriding in English:

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joyriding

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪrʌɪdɪŋ/

noun

[mass noun]
The action or practice of driving fast and dangerously in a stolen car for enjoyment: the crackdown on joyriding [as modifier]: a series of joyriding incidents
More 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.

Derivatives

joyrider

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪrʌɪdə/
noun
Example sentences
  • Police on the street would deter burglars and vandals and joyriders.
  • Yesterday's conversation was all about hooligans, criminals and joyriders.
  • The vehicle was burnt out and the incident has prompted calls for a crackdown on the gangs of youths and joyriders.

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Line breaks: joy|rid¦ing

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