Definition of outskirts in English:


Line breaks: out|skirts
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtskəːts


  • The outer parts of a town or city: he built a new factory on the outskirts of Birmingham
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    • 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.
    outlying districts, edges, fringes, suburbs, suburbia; purlieus, borders, periphery, margin, boundary; surrounding area/district, environs; French faubourg, banlieue; Spanish barrio


late 16th century: from out + skirt.

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