joyride

(redirected from joyrides)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

joyride

n
a ride taken for pleasure in a car, esp in a stolen car driven recklessly
vb, -rides, -riding, -rode or -ridden
(intr) to take such a ride
ˈjoyˌrider n
ˈjoyˌriding n

joy•ride

(ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪd)

n., v. -rode, -rid•den, -rid•ing. n.
1. a pleasure ride in an automobile, esp. when the vehicle is driven recklessly or used without the owner's permission.
2. a brief exciting or reckless interlude.
v.i.
3. to go on a joyride.
[1905–10, Amer.]
joy′rid`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joyride - a ride in a car taken solely for pleasurejoyride - a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure; "they took their girlfriends for joyrides in stolen cars"
ride, drive - a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
Verb1.joyride - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of itjoyride - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
tool - drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"
Translations

joyride

[ˈdʒɔɪraɪd]
A. N
1. (= irresponsible action) → escapada f
2. (in stolen car) to go for a joyridedar una vuelta en un coche robado
B. VIdar una vuelta en un coche robado
References in classic literature ?
It's because you don't like my way of living," he charged, thinking in his own mind of the sensational joyrides and general profligacy with which the newspapers had credited him--thinking this, and wondering whether or not, in maiden modesty, she would disclaim knowledge of it.
So I thought we will sit in helicopter and celebrate our first Valentine's Day," said Vikram Singh, a traveller of chopper joyrides on the Valentine's Day, Jaipur.
THE VIOLENT UNIVERSE: Joyrides through the x-ray Cosmos
A FORMER binman took a 26-ton dustcart on late- night joyrides .
Officials blamed a majority of the auto thefts on youngsters who were taking joyrides as a contest.
Racing Champions' newly formed JoyRide Studios group, in conjunction with GamePro magazine, is developing these products, which are planned for release in July 2002, and will be marketed under the "GamePro Presents" line.
com, the world's premier online source for gaming, today announced its exclusive partnership with Racing Champions Ertl and their new JoyRide Studios division to create action figures and vehicles based on popular video game titles.
Racing Champions' newly formed JoyRide Studios group is developing these products, which are planned for release in July 2002.