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English definition of “joyriding”

joyriding

noun [U] uk   /ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪ.dɪŋ/ UK us  
the crime of stealing a vehicle and driving fast and dangerously for pleasureStealingDriving and operating road vehicles
joyrider
noun [C] uk   /-dər/ us    /-dɚ/ UK
a person who steals a vehicle and drives it fast and dangerously for pleasure: He was knocked down by a car that was being driven by joyriders.Driving and operating road vehiclesMiscellaneous criminals
joyride
noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒɔɪ.raɪd/ us  
Driving and operating road vehiclesStealing
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