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temps

[French tahn] /French tɑ̃/
noun, plural temps
[French tahn] /French tɑ̃/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
part of a dance step in which there is no transfer of weight.
Origin of temps
1885-1890
1885-90; < French: literally, time < Latin tempus

temp

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

temp

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

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temp

noun

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

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for temps

temp

1.
temperature
2.
temporary [employee]

TEMP

test and evaluation master plan
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