Definition of joyride 1 : a ride taken for pleasure (as in a car or aircraft) especially : an automobile ride marked by reckless driving (as in a stolen car) 2 : conduct or action resembling a joyride especially in disregard of cost or consequences
Some teenager stole my car and took it for a joyride. Recent Examples on the Web Nothing showcased the trio's opposites-attract chemistry like their joyride with Conan staffer/student driver Diana Chang.
— Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 8 June 2021 Bidding for a joyride in outer space next to the Amazon founder was already at $2.8 million with nearly 6,000 participants from 143 countries, according to the company. — NBC News, 7 June 2021 The parents didn't find out about the joyride until police called them after the crash.