Meaning of “the outskirts” in the English Dictionary

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"the outskirts" in British English

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the outskirtsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈaʊt.skɜːts/ us /ˈaʊt.skɝːts/

B2 the areas that form the edge of a town or city:

The factory is in/on the outskirts of New Delhi.

(Definition of “the outskirts” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outskirts" in American English

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outskirtsplural noun

us /ˈɑʊtˌskɜrts/

(of cities and towns) the areas that form the edge:

the outskirts of town

(Definition of “outskirts” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)