joyride joyride  /ˈdʒɔ ɪ ˌraɪd/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Looking back, it was naive to expect Wikipedia's joyride to last forever.
  2. But the escapades got seamier over time and the spinning harder: a joyride with Joe Kennedy II left a young woman paralyzed after an accident on Nantucket.
  3. Though the occasional nut job is taking JetBlue for a joyride, the airline's promotion will probably pay off.

News

  1. Man goes on forklift joyride at south Wichita business, injures employee

    Police are looking for a man who broke into a south Wichita business, took a joyride on a forklift and ran over one of its employees at approximately 1:50 a.m. Tuesday.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

  2. Joyriding Teen Crashes Into Monroe Home

    A teenager is in custody after a joyride ends with the car he was driving slamming into a house.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC 10 - FOX 14 Monroe

  3. Foursquare Time Machine: Where did you come from, where will you go?

    Foursquare and Samsung have created a tool that takes you on a visual joyride through the places you've been to before — again. The new Time Machine shows you where you checked in last and breaks things down by where you tend to go to the most. And because a pretty picture is worth ... well, a bit of fun at least, it maps your check-in history in neon-colored dots. As the team reminds us in a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "When this bill becomes law, the joyride on Wall Street will come to a screeching halt," said Senate majority leader Harry Reid after the vote.
    on Apr 22, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: BBC News

  2. "If this is not a joyride then tell me what is. It is time the President took notice of how money is being wasted by the Board officials," Miandad said on Thursday.
    on Jun 14, 2007 By: Javed Miandad Source: Hindu

  3. "There's nothing radical about protecting the air and water for our children," Kennedy said. "Our children are going to pay for our joyride."
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Robert F Kennedy Jr Source: Minnesota Daily

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