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temp

[ temp ]
/ tɛmp /
Informal.
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noun
verb (used without object)
to work as a temporary.
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Origin of temp

First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening

Other definitions for temp (2 of 2)

temp.

abbreviation
temperature.
temporary.
in the time of.

Origin of temp.

From the Latin word tempore
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British Dictionary definitions for temp (1 of 2)

temp
/ (tɛmp) informal /

noun
a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
verb
(intr) to work as a temp

British Dictionary definitions for temp (2 of 2)

temp.

abbreviation for
temperate
temperature
temporary
tempore

Word Origin for temp.

(for sense 4) Latin: in the time of
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