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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Be sure to check your home to make sure bats can’t enter: Seal up entry points such as gaps under the eaves or soffitMake sure the flashing on your chimney and the chimney cover is intact and in good condition.
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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
First Known Use: 1592
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