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To use a vehicle that is most likely not yours to pass time by driving it on a random route. Usually stealing the vehicle is part of the joyride. Most joyrides involve some form of law-breaking such as speeding, wreckless endangerment etc.
by Gumba Gumba February 25, 2004
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a fast, reckless ride taken in a stolen vehicle solely for pleasure
If I hear that you have been on a joy ride when I get back, I will turn you in before you can even figure it out.
by The Return of Light Joker September 28, 2009
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Something you don't tell your mother you are doing when you are going out driving with buddies on Friday night because she'll freak shit and not let you go.
"No, I'm not letting you out! I don't want you getting into an accident like those teenagers on the news! Joyriding is dangerous!"

"Idiot! Why did you say joyride? You should have said you were going to McDonald's or something. You know your mom worries! Kidding me? Fucking... joyride... idiot!"
by a young idiot October 30, 2011
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Driving aimlessly with friends at night causing trouble and looking for stuff to do. This may include stealing lawn items, wrecking cars, mailbox baseball, messing with pedestrians, doughnuts, e- brake slides , yelling racial slurs at foriegners, terrorizing basically everyone, ect...

people belonging to groups like these are so smooth and stealthy they are often reffered to as "urban ninjas"
on the joy ride we smashed a cars back window with a baseball bat, then took off in the car.
by Peter Carr October 16, 2005
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When a teenager takes his parents car keys and drives around town (usually messing up the car)
Dude i took my parents bently yestaday fer a fucking sweet joy ride
by heypudding May 25, 2007
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to use a vehicle that isnt yours and drive it around.usually the car is mashed up after the ride
i took that car for a joyridelastnight
by strawberry sauce May 22, 2005
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When a stranger on a crowded subway plants his junk between a female passenger's butt cheeks and uses the motion of the train as an excuse to grind his hardon as deep as possible into her crack. The term is usually used by gals who've learned to take the urban phenomenon in stride and aren't particularly bothered.
Secretary to fellow female office workers: "I had a joy ride on the F train this morning and the guy was really hung."
by Manhatten Melanie April 22, 2010
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