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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Ten days later, on May 25, Carlos and Heyli pushed off the banks of the Rio Grande on the outskirts of Reynosa, Mexico, and rafted across the river with several other migrants. Jay Root And Shannon Najmabadi, star-telegram, "'A very cruel punishment': Family split by 'zero tolerance' won't try to cross again," 10 July 2018 With the likes of Cody Cropper, Sean Johnson and William Yarbrough on the outskirts and Brad Guzan and Tim Howard seemingly all but done on the international stage, Bono, Hamid and Steffen have risen to the top of the USA's depth chart. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "Who Could USMNT Call Up for Friendlies vs. Bolivia, Ireland, France?," 8 May 2018 But even in the outskirts of those cities, and certainly in cities around the country, reliable and conveniently located public transit is not a given. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Here’s what’s missing in the conversation about dockless e-scooters and bikes," 29 Apr. 2018 Smithville, Texas is a very real place The city of Smithville sits on the outskirts of Austin and has hosted plenty of Hollywood types over the years. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "9 Things You Didn’t Know About "Hope Floats"," 1 Mar. 2018 When Sameer Khan’s grandmother was killed in Afghanistan after the American invasion, his family swiftly cleaned her body and buried her within a day on the outskirts of Kabul. Lucy Craymer, WSJ, "As Funerals Begin, Families of New Zealand Attack Victims Wait in Anguish," 19 Mar. 2019 For his Fall 2019 collection, the designer mashed-up references from around the Off-White world, bringing together fleece and jersey suiting and sweeping cotton gowns in an arena on the outskirts of Paris. Amanda Brooks, Vogue, "The Making of Off-White’s Fall 2019 Show," 15 Mar. 2019 Her mother had created an English style garden on the outskirts of Cairo, with lawns and rose beds, lily ponds and pergola walks. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Life in the Garden' lovingly recalls the place of gardens in an author's life," 14 June 2018 That’s the kind of talk that will land you in some deserted warehouse on the outskirts of Virginia with Mitch McConnell brandishing a cat o’ nine tails, The Levin Report thought to itself. Bess Levin, The Hive, "Marco Rubio’s Body Rejects News Spine," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of outskirt

circa 1599, in the meaning defined above

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