Definition of joypad in English:

joypad

Syllabification: joy·pad
Pronunciation: /ˈjoiˌpad
 
/

noun

An input device for a computer games console which uses buttons to control the motion of an image on the screen.
More example sentences
  • You can assign keystrokes to buttons for games that don't support joypads natively, allowing keyboard or mouse emulation.
  • It also lacks any kind of playability, relying instead on a slack-jawed system of typing in combinations of buttons on your joypad to initiate some lame animation that represents your ‘move.’
  • The main control is a four-way joypad which also presses in to provide a ‘select’ option.

Origin

late 20th century: blend of joystick and keypad.

More definitions of joypad

Definition of joypad in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day conspicuous
Pronunciation: kənˈspikyo͞oəs
adjective
standing out so as to be clearly visible