outskirt

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

Definition of outskirt

: 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 Despite state-level lockdowns, earlier this week, several farmers from Punjab and Haryana travelled to protest sites on the outskirt of Delhi to support those who have been sitting at the border of the national capital since November. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 25 May 2021 Take a journey through Dry Creek Valley, just on the outskirt of Healdsburg, or stop through Sonoma’s Los Carneros on your way back down south. Urmila Ramakrishnan, SFChronicle.com, 27 Oct. 2017 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, 5 May 2020 On the outskirts of Baghdad in 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Mantz was critically wounded. Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times, 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, 28 Apr. 2020 At Kongevejens Skole, a state primarily school on the outskirts of the capital, a rare sight: kids playing together. NBC News, 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, 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, 7 Mar. 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 24 Sep. 2021.

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