At a dinner party last night the elderly host said, ‘Oh, everyone around this table has a niche job.’
I hadn’t misheard, he hadn’t said ‘Nice’. What surprised me was how seemingly true that felt. And that would be a good thing. Here are the first two dictionary.com definitions of niche:
1. an ornamental recess in a wall or the like, usually semicircular in plan and arched, as for a statue or other decorative object.
2. a place or position suitable or appropriate for a person or thing.
And apparently there are verb forms too: you can niche, have niched, or be niching. ‘I’m niching this afternoon. You?’