outskirt

[ out-skurt ]
/ ˈaʊtˌskɜrt /

noun

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.

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Origin of outskirt

First recorded in 1590–1600; out- + skirt
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