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temp

[temp]Informal.
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noun
  1. temporary(def 2).
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verb (used without object)
  1. to work as a temporary.
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Origin of temp

First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
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temp

noun
  1. a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
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verb
  1. (intr) to work as a temp
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Word Origin and History for temping

temp

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

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