Meaning of “joyriding” in the English Dictionary

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joyridingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪ.dɪŋ/ us /ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪ.dɪŋ/
noun [ C ] uk /ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪ.dər/ us /ˈdʒɔɪˌraɪ.dɚ/ UK

a person who drives fast and dangerously for pleasure, especially in a stolen vehicle:

He was hit by a car that was being driven by joyriders.
noun [ C ] uk /ˈdʒɔɪ.raɪd/ us /ˈdʒɔɪ.raɪd/

(Definition of “joyriding” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)