- Outskirts is defined as the edge of town or a remote area.
An example of outskirts is a house located thirty minutes from town, down a dirt road.
- districts remote from the center or midst, as of a city; outlying regions: sometimes, esp. formerly, used in sing.: much construction in the outskirts of the city
- the outer edge, border, or margin: a shack at the outskirts of town
- The plural is used much more often than the singular