out·​skirt | \ ˈau̇t-ˌskərt How to pronounce outskirt (audio) \

Definition of outskirt

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

Examples of outskirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gonzalez, whose district covers parts of the U.S.-Mexico border along with the outskirts of San Antonio, fell approximately 12 feet while working around his home in McAllen, the statement said. Andrew O'reilly | Fox News, Fox News, "Texas Rep. Vicente Gonzalez fractures back after 12-foot fall at home," 5 May 2020 On the outskirts of Baghdad in 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mantz was critically wounded. Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times, "Teaching kids at home? Classroom-worthy virtual experiences can ease your burden," 29 Apr. 2020 Over several days in late February, at least at the Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur's outskirts to pray, eat and listen to sermons in an annual act to renew their faith. Emily Ding, Washington Post, "After virus outbreak tied to religious event, Malaysia puts the brakes on Ramadan," 28 Apr. 2020 At Kongevejens Skole, a state primarily school on the outskirts of the capital, a rare sight: kids playing together. NBC News, "Touch a shadow, 'You're it!': New routines as Denmark returns to school after coronavirus lockdown," 24 Apr. 2020 One morning, a fund-raiser was held on El Alto’s scrappy outskirts for the families of the victims of the massacre. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "The Fall of Evo Morales," 16 Mar. 2020 His son Alexander rents a two-room flat on the outskirts of Moscow for $500 a month and started his own business after finishing studying in the UK last year. Alex Sazonov, BostonGlobe.com, "Russian tycoons diverge on what to do with wealth," 7 Mar. 2020 This house is on the outskirts of the Mount Olympus neighborhood, which is equally private, but within walking distance of the Sunset Strip. New York Times, "What You Get for $1.6 Million in California," 4 May 2020 Others spent time at such posts as Camp Pike, on the outskirts of Little Rock, Arkansas. Randy Roberts And Johnny Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "When Babe Ruth and the Great Influenza Gripped Boston," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of outskirt

circa 1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Outskirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outskirt. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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