housetop

[hous-top]

noun

the top or roof of a house.

Idioms

    from the housetops, publicly; generally: The day I got my promotion I wanted to shout it from the housetops.

Origin of housetop

First recorded in 1520–30; house + top1
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Examples from the Web for housetop

Historical Examples of housetop

  • Would you have Crane get out on the housetop an' shout to you to go an' cruel Porter's mare?

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • There are some things which may be whispered in the closet, but should not be shouted on the housetop.

    Laws

    Plato

  • I told her that I loved you, just as at that moment I might have shouted it from the housetop.

  • Why must we go to the housetop and shout our woes to the universe?

    Old Fogy

    James Huneker

  • Is it upon the housetop, mother, having a spree all on its little alone?



British Dictionary definitions for housetop

housetop

noun

the roof of a house
proclaim from the housetops to announce (something) publicly
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