- Often outskirts. the outlying district or region, as of a city, metropolitan area, or the like: to live on the outskirts of town; a sparsely populated outskirt.
- Usually outskirts. the border or fringes of a specified quality, condition, or the like: the outskirts of respectability.
Origin of outskirt
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Examples from the Web for outskirts
The next day, after driving to Putney on the outskirts of London, we start the end of our journey.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
Artillery and mortar duels all around the outskirts of Donetsk rumble angrily every day.Should the U.S. Arm Ukraine’s Militias?
November 24, 2014
By pure chance I had been posted to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, SHAPE, on the outskirts of Paris.I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk
November 10, 2014
He blames Ukrainian officials for violating the ceasefire agreement and shelling the outskirts of Donetsk city.Ukraine Could Explode in the Next 48 Hours
November 10, 2014
We are sitting in a ragged park behind a McDonalds restaurant on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
The roads and the outskirts of the wood were watched almost constantly.The Hunted Outlaw
In silence they took their way through the outskirts of the town.Hetty's Strange History
Once over the top of that hill, he runs into the bush on the outskirts of the village.The Law-Breakers
Soon they were moving at a slower pace through the outskirts of Rouen.A Nest of Spies
December 16, 1903, was spent by three of us in a rest-house on the outskirts of a Hindu town.Lotus Buds
- (sometimes singular) outlying or bordering areas, districts, etc, as of a city
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Word Origin and History for outskirts
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