Definition for backorder (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Word Origin and History for backorder
Idioms and Phrases with backorder
An item not currently in stock but to be sold or delivered when it becomes available, as in We don't have the shoes in white, but we can make them a back order. The verb back-order means “to obtain such an item,” as in The furniture store is going to back-order the sofa for us.