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Outskirt



[out-skurt] /ˈaʊtˌskɜrt/

noun
1.
Often, outskirts. the outlying district or region, as of a city, metropolitan area, or the like:
to live on the outskirts of town; a sparsely populated outskirt.
2.
Usually, outskirts. the border or fringes of a specified quality, condition, or the like:
the outskirts of respectability.
n.

“outer border,” 1590s, from out + skirt (n.). Now only in plural, outskirts. Originally in Spenser.

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