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Meaning of outskirt

out•skirt

Pronunciation: (out'skûrt"), [key]
— n.
  1. Often,the outlying district or region, as of a city, metropolitan area, or the like: to live on the outskirts of town; a sparsely populated outskirt.
  2. Usually,the border or fringes of a specified quality, condition, or the like: the outskirts of respectability.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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