soffit

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noun sof·fit \ ˈsä-fət \

Definition of soffit

:the underside of a part or member of a building (as of an overhang or staircase); especially :the intrados of an arch

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Origin and Etymology of soffit

French soffite, from Italian soffitto, from Vulgar Latin *suffictus, past participle of Latin suffigere to fasten underneath — more at suffix

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