back-ordered

adjective
back-or·​dered | \ ˈbak-ˈȯr-dərd How to pronounce back-ordered (audio) \

Definition of back-ordered

: ordered for purchase or delivery but not yet available : placed on back order a list of back-ordered merchandise The LX450 is back-ordered at many Lexus dealers.— Michael Shnayerson She looked for generic brands of the medicine, but found they were back-ordered or unavailable for purchase.— Kara Driscoll

First Known Use of back-ordered

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Back-ordered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-ordered. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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