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outskirt (n.)

"outer border, section or part that 'skirts' along the edge or boundary," 1590s, from out- + skirt (n.) in its secondary sense of "edge, border." Now only in plural, outskirts; originally in Spenser, and singular.

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Definitions of outskirt from WordNet

outskirt (n.)
a part of the city far removed from the center;
they built a factory on the outskirts of the city
Synonyms: fringe
From wordnet.princeton.edu