Pronunciation: (out'skûrt"), [key]
1. Often, outskirts. 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, outskirts. the border or fringes of a specified quality, condition, or the like: the outskirts of respectability.
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