out·​skirt ˈau̇t-ˌskərt How to pronounce outskirt (audio)
: a part remote from the center : border
usually used in plural
on the outskirts of town

Examples of outskirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Snyder’s grandparents founded In-N-Out Burger in 1948 as a tiny stand with a pioneering drive-thru speaker system on what were then the rural outskirts of Los Angeles. Savannah Sellers, NBC News, 17 Apr. 2024 The Post was permitted to attend the event at New Life, a modest church on the rural outskirts of Greenville. Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2024 By some counts, there are now as many as 2,000 bodegas, delis and smoke shops illegally selling cannabis products from the north Bronx to the outskirts of Queens — roughly 50 for every licensed seller. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2024 Once the Captain, the General, and Bon settle on the grimy outskirts of Los Angeles, the seven-part series gives us noirish episodes devoted to the bloody missions our hero carries out on behalf of his real and fake superiors. Judy Berman, TIME, 10 Apr. 2024 About 50 cars of the freight train — which had roughly 150 cars and three locomotives — derailed on the outskirts of East Palestine, near the Pennsylvania state line, with some cars transporting hazardous materials. CBS News, 9 Apr. 2024 Good Hotel Good Hotel Good Hotel Good Hotel Where to stay Childhood friendship brought Claudia Bosch to the door of a down-on-its-luck, hacienda-style villa coddled in greenery on the outskirts of Antigua. Claire Boobbyer, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024 On the outskirts of England's seaside city of Brighton, protesters have set up an encampment near the L3 Harris factory, which makes components for F-35 jets. Lauren Frayer, NPR, 4 Apr. 2024 One was a plan by a division of German utility Uniper SE to produce green hydrogen at a site on the outskirts of Rotterdam. John Ainger, Fortune Europe, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outskirt was circa 1599

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“Outskirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outskirt. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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