noun, plural pent·hous·es [pent-hou-ziz] /ˈpɛntˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Origin of penthouse
Examples from the Web for penthouse
Then I was the December Penthouse Pet, which is a huge honor.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He's starting to sound like a schoolboy with a copy of Penthouse.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Loeb owns a $100 million penthouse on Central Park West and a $50 million yacht.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools|Zephyr Teachout|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was literally on the 18th floor in a penthouse suite and I really thought about ending it.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Either way, this is a conversation that is occurring not just at the penthouse level, but among the grassroots as well.Rand Paul, Chris Christie Laid Out Plans for Black Voters at Penthouse Forum|David Freedlander|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it raineth, it is his penthouse; when it bloweth, it is his tent; when it freezeth, it is his tabernacle.Castle Rackrent|Maria Edgeworth
This formed a species of penthouse, which they placed in the moat.The Usurper|Judith Gautier
She forced a pane in a window, 'and got out on a small shed of boards or penthouse,' and so slid to the ground.Historical Mysteries|Andrew Lang
A swift, cylindrical elevator shot us upward, into a great glass-walled laboratory, built like a sort of penthouse on the roof.
"I met a man to-night, by the greatest ill-fortune, who worked in the same gang with me in Penthouse prison," I answered him.Dead Man's Love|Tom Gallon
British Dictionary definitions for penthouse
Word Origin for penthouse
Word Origin and History for penthouse
pendize, early 14c., from Anglo-French pentiz, a shortening of Old French apentis "attached building, appendage," from Medieval Latin appendicium, from Latin appendere "to hang" (see append). Modern spelling is from c.1530, by folk etymology influence of Middle French pente "slope," and English house (the meaning at that time was "attached building with a sloping roof or awning"). Originally a simple structure (Middle English homilies describe Jesus' birthplace in the manger as a "penthouse"); meaning "apartment or small house built on the roof of a skyscraper" first recorded 1921, from which time dates its association with luxury.