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[temp] /tɛmp/
noun
1.
temporary (def 2).
verb (used without object)
2.
to work as a temporary.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; by shortening

temp.

2.
3.
in the time of.
Origin
< Latin tempore
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  • Hire the incompetent a temp agency that uses unskilled workers for hire.
British Dictionary definitions for temp

temp

/tɛmp/
noun
1.
a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
verb
2.
(intransitive) to work as a temp

temp.

abbreviation
1.
temperate
2.
temperature
3.
temporary
4.
tempore
Word Origin
(for sense 4) Latin: in the time of
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Word Origin and History for temp

1909 (adj.), 1932 (n.), American English, shortened form of temporary (job, employee, etc.).

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temp in Medicine

temp. abbr.

  1. temperature

  2. temporal

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Slang definitions & phrases for temp

temp

noun

A temporary employee: Instead of a full-time secretary he kept hiring temps (1923+)


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Related Abbreviations for temp

temp

  1. temperature
  2. temporary [employee]

TEMP

test and evaluation master plan

temp.

  1. temperance
  2. temperature
  3. template
  4. temporal
  5. temporary
  6. Latin tempore (in the time of)
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