Definition of outskirts in English:

outskirts

Line breaks: out|skirts
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtskəːts
 
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noun

The outer parts of a town or city: he built a new factory on the outskirts of Birmingham
More example sentences
  • In recent years, the allotment of plots is speeding up in towns and on the outskirts of the bigger cities.
  • The former, for example, resulted in the creation of shanty towns on the outskirts of the major cities.
  • Camera crews spent two days filming in the red light district on the outskirts of Bolton town centre.
Synonyms
outlying districts, edges, fringes, suburbs, suburbia;
purlieus, borders, periphery, margin, boundary;
surrounding area/district, environs;
Spanishbarrio

Origin

late 16th century: from out + skirt.

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