[ temp ]
/ tɛmp /
verb (used without object)
to work as a temporary.
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Origin of temp
First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
Definition for temp (2 of 2)
in the time of.
Origin of temp.
From the Latin word tempore
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British Dictionary definitions for temp (1 of 2)
/ (tɛmp) informal /
a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
(intr) to work as a temp
British Dictionary definitions for temp (2 of 2)
Word Origin for temp.
(for sense 4) Latin: in the time of
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Medical definitions for temp
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