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  • n. An instance of driving a motor vehicle in a carefree or reckless manner, especially a vehicle which has been taken without the permission of the owner.
  • n. A ride taken for enjoyment.
  • v. To take a joyride.

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  • n. a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure
  • v. ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it


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  • ...a great Gulliver's Travels fresco picture of an angel having a joy-ride on the back of a Goliath.

    - D.H. Lawrence, Walk to Huayapa, from Mornings in Mexico, 1927

    October 5, 2008