temps

[ French tahn ]
/ French tɑ̃ /

noun, plural temps [French tahn] /French tɑ̃/. Ballet.

part of a dance step in which there is no transfer of weight.

Nearby words

  1. temporomandibular joint syndrome,
  2. temporomandibular nerve,
  3. temporomaxillary,
  4. temporoparietal muscle,
  5. tempostabile,
  6. temps levé,
  7. temps lié,
  8. tempt,
  9. tempt fate,
  10. temptation

Origin of temps

1885–90; < French: literally, time < Latin tempus

temp

[ temp ]
/ tɛmp /
Informal.

noun

verb (used without object)

to work as a temporary.

Origin of temp

First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for temps

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 temps

temp

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

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