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No joy is an English expression meaning a lack of success or failure; it can also mean a lack of luck. It is believed to derive from the lack of happiness or joy when success is achieved or a stroke of good fortune is encountered. Therefore no success, no luck, no joy.
β€œDid you find it?”
β€œNah, I looked everywhere but no joy.”
by AKACroatalin August 31, 2016
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U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) In air intercept, a code meaning, "I have been unsuccessful," or, "I have no information."
No Joy on a visual.
I even made a trip to the mall to try to find the thing...No Joy.
by TBH999 August 22, 2006
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When a controll tower advises a pilot that he has an approacing aircraft. If the pilot does not see the approacing aircraft, after a few seconds, he can reply "no joy".
I have no joy on the approacing aircraft.
by Benchfly September 09, 2010
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