out·​skirt | \ ˈau̇t-ˌskərt \

Definition of outskirt

: a part remote from the center : border usually used in plural on the outskirts of town

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After the war, Czapski moved to the outskirts of Paris to edit and write for the legendary Polish cultural journal Kultura. Cynthia Haven, WSJ, "Book Review: Shouldering the Century’s Burden," 25 Jan. 2019 Pictured, an aerial shot of a plant on the outskirts of Shanghai, Jan. 12. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "China’s Annual Economic Growth Rate Is Slowest Since 1990," 21 Jan. 2019 In 2004, a mob on the southern outskirts of Mexico City beat two federal agents and burned them to death for allegedly taking pictures of school children. Fox News, "Mexico mob kills detective, injures 3 others in attack," 28 Sep. 2018 Back then, the area around Curtis Road and Emerald Street was on Boise's outskirts, so trucks didn't have much trouble hauling fuel out of the fuel terminal. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "A 60-year-old fuel terminal could leave Boise’s Bench. Here’s what could replace it.," 11 July 2018 After some passes around the outskirts of the box, Forsberg cranked a shot from the half moon. The Associated Press, New York Times, "Sweden Makes World Cup Quarterfinals for First Time Since 1994," 5 July 2018 Large anti-India protests and clashes later erupted on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir's main city, as thousands gathered to participate in the funeral of one of the slain militants who was from the area. Aijaz Hussain, The Christian Science Monitor, "India takes control of Kashmir territory," 25 June 2018 At a sprawling factory owned by Blueprint Robotics on the industrial outskirts of this city, a house frame – complete with windows, plumbing, insulation and electrical wires – is chiseled in large panels by computerized machines in about a day. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "With construction workers scarce, homebuilders turn to robots, software," 25 June 2018 Situated on the southwestern outskirts of Orlando, this is a place where quaint and natural attract people from all over the world who take special interest in health and fitness. Michael Candelaria, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Clermont Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of outskirt

circa 1599, in the meaning defined above

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