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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Old French nicher 'to nest', from Latin nidus 'nest'

niche

1 noun
     
niche1
1 [countable] if you find your niche, you find a job or activity that is very suitable for you:
Amanda soon found her niche at the club.
He's managed to create a niche for himself in local politics.
2 [singular]BB an opportunity to sell a product or service to a particular group of people who have similar needs, interests etc
3 [countable]DHTBB a hollow place in a wall, often made to hold a statue

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