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Etymology 1 edit

From out- +‎ skirt.

Noun edit

outskirts pl (plural only)

  1. The area surrounding a city or town; suburb.
    He lived on the outskirts of Paris for a time.
    • 2003, Donald S. Sutton, “Places: Nine Troupes in Their Local Settings”, in Steps of Perfection: Exorcistic Performers and Chinese Religion in Twentieth-Century Taiwan[1], Harvard University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 63:
      The village borders on the Hakka district of Wanluan on the southeastern outskirts of Chaozhou, and its temple is modest in size, with a front and rear chamber and two larger temporary extensions front and side. Yet its members (unaware of similarly named temples in Pingdong as well as Donggang) insist that it is the City God of the county of Pingdong.
    • 2021 July 23, Vivian Wang, Joy Dong, Tiffany May, “Men Who Beat Hong Kong Protesters in Mob Attack Are Sentenced to Prison”, in The New York Times[2], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2021-07-23, Asia Pacific‎[3]:
      More than 100 men, wearing white T-shirts and wielding sticks and clubs, stormed the station in Yuen Long, on Hong Kong’s northwestern outskirts, and assaulted people, including passengers on a subway car.
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Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit


  1. plural of outskirt

Verb edit


  1. third-person singular simple present indicative of outskirt