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

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The deaths occurred in Yongjia County on the outskirts of Wenzhou, a major port city, the report said. Fox News, "Typhoon Lekima strikes China’s east coast, kills at least 18," 11 Aug. 2019 The deaths occurred in Yongjia County on the outskirts of Wenzhou, a major port city. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Around the World, Aug. 11," 10 Aug. 2019 Speaking at his home on the outskirts of Srinagar, Wahid tells me that the move will ultimately lead to a deep centralization of power in Delhi and a removal of sovereignty from the people themselves. Fahad Shah / Srinagar, Time, "‘Anxiety Fills the Air.' What It's Like Inside Kashmir When All Communication With the Outside World Is Cut Off," 7 Aug. 2019 Kennedy is living in Reynolds Landing, a neighborhood of 62 smart homes developed by Alabama Power on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama. Nell Lewis, CNN, "Inside the 'living laboratory,' a neighborhood of smart homes in Alabama," 7 Aug. 2019 In 2011, Hernandez was credited with helping to save the life of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords after a gunman tried to assassinate her in the parking lot of a grocery store on the outskirts of Tucson. María Cortés González, azcentral, "'This Anglo man came here to kill Hispanics': Will race motivate more violence?," 5 Aug. 2019 Opponents of the plan wanted the museum moved to the city’s outskirts. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, "In Eastern Europe, Holocaust museums are missing from key historical sites," 30 July 2019 There are jaw-dropping installations downtown, interactive performance art for kids, and super mellow pop-up concerts along the wilderness trails on the hamlet’s outskirts. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "The six best Colorado art festivals you’re not going to," 28 June 2019 On the city’s outskirts, the 500,000-square-foot Agro Food Park is emphasizing food innovation and sustainable farming. Thomas Kostigen, WSJ, "Denmark’s New Wave," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of outskirt

circa 1599, in the meaning defined above

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