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English definition of “joyriding”

joyriding

noun [U]     /ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪ.dɪŋ/ UK
the crime of stealing a vehicle and driving fast and dangerously for pleasure StealingDriving and operating road vehicles joyrider     /-dər/ US  /-dɚ/ noun [C] 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     /ˈdʒɔɪ.raɪd/ noun [C] Driving and operating road vehiclesStealing
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