- to work as a temporary.
Origin of temp
First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
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- a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
- (intr) to work as a temp
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1909 (adj.), 1932 (n.), American English, shortened form of temporary (job, employee, etc.).
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