Definitions for outskirtˈaʊtˌskɜrt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Often, outskirts. the outlying district or region, as of a city.
Usu., outskirts. border; fringes.
Origin of outskirt:
a part of the city far removed from the center
"they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"
a more remote part of a town or city; the periphery, environs; a suburb
Many people commute into the business district from the outskirts of town.