out skirt

outskirt

[out-skurt]
noun
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.

Origin:
1590–1600; out- + skirt

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outskirt
"outer border," 1596, from out + skirt (q.v.). Now only in plural. Originally in Spenser.
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