temp

[ temp ]
/ tɛmp /
Informal.

noun

verb (used without object)

to work as a temporary.

Nearby words

  1. temesvár,
  2. temin,
  3. temin, howard martin,
  4. temirtau,
  5. temne,
  6. temp.,
  7. tempe,
  8. tempe, vale of,
  9. tempeh,
  10. tempelhof

Origin of temp

First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for temped

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
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Word Origin and History for temped

temp

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

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