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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
temp /tɛmp/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Physicsa temporary worker, esp. in an office.

v. [no object]
  1. to work in this way:temping for a detective agency.

-temp-, root. 
  1. -temp- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "time.'' This meaning is found in such words as: contemporary, contretemps, extemporaneous, tempo, temporary, temporize.

temp.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. Physicstemperature.
  2. temporary.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
temp  (temp),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termstemporary (def. 2).

v.i. 
  1. Informal Termsto work as a temporary.
  • by shortening 1930–35

temp., 
  1. Physicstemperature.
  2. temporary.
  3. in the time of.
  • Latin tempore

temp, +v.i. 
  • Informal Termsto work as a temporary.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    temp /tɛmp/ informal n
    1. a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
    vb
    1. (intransitive) to work as a temp
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    temp. abbreviation for
    1. temperature
    2. temporary
    3. tempore
    Etymology: (for sense 4) Latin: in the time of
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