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Definition of "outskirt" []

  • The part or region remote from a central district, as of a city or town. Often used in the plural: on the outskirts of Paris. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outskirt" in a sentence
  • "On a recent Monday night in a working-class outskirt of Rio de Janeiro, Mr. Malafaia told some 3,000 worshippers spilling out of the aisles of his Assembly of God church that Ms. Rousseff had switched her abortion stance."
  • "Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press A displaced child, whose family fled from the Khyber tribal region due to military operations, held onto her mother while waiting to register at the Jalozai camp on the outskirt of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday."
  • "On Thursday, police say, 23-year-old Wellington Oliveira talked his way into his former elementary school in a working-class western outskirt of Rio de Janeiro and opened fire with at least one of two revolvers he carried."
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