verb (used with object), back·logged, back·log·ging.
verb (used without object), back·logged, back·log·ging.
Origin of backlog
Examples from the Web for backlogged
Over 1,000 Iraqis were backlogged – waiting for months or even years, stuck in various stages of the process.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas|Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After 9/11, applications surged and backlogged processing for at times up to a year.
Federal courthouses are backlogged and stuffed to the gills as it is.
Meanwhile, the total number of backlogged cases actually grew.Supreme Court Immigration Ruling in Arizona v. U.S. Got It Backward|Robert M. Morgenthau|July 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
1680s, "large log placed at the back of a fire," from back (adj.) + log (n.1). Figurative sense of "something stored up for later use" is first attested 1883, but this and the meaning "arrears of unfulfilled orders" (1932) might be from, or suggested by, log (n.2).