verb (used with object), outsourced, outsourcing.
(of a company or organization) to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside supplier or source.
to contract out (jobs, services, etc.): a small business that outsources bookkeeping to an accounting firm.
verb (used without object), outsourced, outsourcing.
to obtain goods or services from an outside source: U.S. companies who outsource from China.
Origin: Related forms