- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtskɝt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtskɜːt/
- Hyphenation: out‧skirt
outskirt (plural outskirts)
- 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.
- 2010, J. L. Bourne, Beyond Exile: Day by Day Armageddon, page 37:
- I told her of my plan to take John into an urban outskirt area for the purpose of retrieving some vital technical manuals.
- 1983, Our Barrios: Past, Present, and Future, page 20:
- The outskirt communities were originally established as labor camps for railroad workers, farm and ranch hands.
- 1917, Michigan Film Review, page 347:
- Hal Smith, manager of the Ferry Field theatre, Detroit, one of the largest and prettiest outskirt houses in town, played Metro's "Revelation" for three days last week
- As a noun, plural form is much more common.
- In attributive use, the singular form is more common.