Meaning of joyride

joy•ride

Pronunciation: ( joi'rīd"), [key]
— 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, emotionally exciting interlude.
—v.i.
  1. to go on a joyride.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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