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

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of back-ordered was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Back-ordered.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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