An example of a penthouse is the expensive, exclusive, luxurious apartment on the 25th floor of a 25-story building that provides its occupant with an expansive view of the city.
Other Word Forms
Origin of penthouse
- Alteration of Middle English pentis, pentace a shed attached to a wall of a building from Anglo-Norman pentiz penthouses from Old French apentiz penthouse from apent past participle of apendre to belong, depend from Medieval Latin appendere from Latin to hang, suspend append
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition