outskirt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ skirt

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

outskirt (plural outskirts)

  1. a more remote part of a town or city; the periphery, environs; a suburb
    Many people commute into the business district from the outskirts of town.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a noun, plural form is much more common.
  • In attributive use, the singular form is more common.

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