- 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 outskirt
It stood at a furlong's distance from the house, on the outskirt of the town.Robert Falconer
Again we threaded a narrow turning: here was an outskirt of the town.Charles Auchester, Volume 1 of 2
My old Lavao friend gets hold of me and walks me to outskirt.Adventures in New Guinea
His activity of mind and body at this outskirt of civilization was wonderful.The Personal Life Of David Livingstone
William Garden Blaikie
Young Donald, in his homespun tartan, stood on the outskirt of the little crowd that surrounded her, listening.Stories from the Ballads
Word Origin and History for outskirt
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper