An indian term usually used in place of the word "necessary"
Hi, with regards to that help you promised me, kindly do the needful.
by Matt August 18, 2004
A group of Indian Technology professionals attempting to make sub-English requests to on-shore technical teams. Derived from the Indian request to "please do the needful", or "kindly do the needful", where "the needful" refers to "the necessary".
The "needfuls" just raped us today on code defects.
by aceandgary November 19, 2009