- to work as a temporary.
Origin of temp
First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for temping
Tolman was temping as a receptionist at a consulting firm for $11 an hour when she first auditioned for Molly.Meet ‘Fargo’ Breakout Star Allison Tolman
April 23, 2014
- a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
- (intr) to work as a temp
Word Origin and History for temping
1909 (adj.), 1932 (n.), American English, shortened form of temporary (job, employee, etc.).
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