[roof-top, roo f-]


the roof of a building, especially the outer surface.

Origin of rooftop

First recorded in 1605–15; roof + top1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rooftop



the outside part of the roof of a building
shout from the rooftops to proclaim (something) publicly
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Idioms and Phrases with rooftop


see shout from the rooftops.

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