temp

noun
\ ˈtemp How to pronounce temp (audio) \

Definition of temp

 (Entry 1 of 3)

2 : a temporary worker

temp

verb
temped; temping; temps

Definition of temp (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to work as a temp

Definition of temp (Entry 3 of 3)

2 [Latin tempore] in the time of

Examples of temp in a Sentence

Noun We had to hire a temp to fill in for her.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Viola, who owns a temp agency for trade shows and conventions, endorsed Bass last fall. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 Candidates going through a temp agency, such as Kelly Education Services, can expect a 10- to 14-day hiring process, according to a spokesman. Ruth Serven Smith | Rserven@al.com, al, 27 Jan. 2022 The law was named after Laura Wilcox, who was 19 in 2001 and working as a temp at a Nevada County public health clinic when she and two other people were shot to death by a mentally unstable man who had refused psychiatric treatment. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022 After some morning rain, the sun burst out and Thursday became a record-setting warm day with a high temp of 60 degrees. oregonlive, 21 Jan. 2022 In late November, Freeman, 57, was given a permanent job after having spent two years as a temp. Christopher Rugaber, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Jan. 2022 Important: make sure cream cheese and butter are softened to room temp. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Feb. 2022 Bring up to medium-high heat to a rolling boil and then turn off the heat and let the syrup cool to room temp. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 15 Dec. 2021 Grafton Recruitment, a temp agency in Prague, has placed more than 200 Ukrainian women in work and housing, said Jitka Souckova, the chief marketing officer. New York Times, 21 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Reduce oven temp to 350° and continue baking until crust is deep golden brown and filling is bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes more. Amy Taylor, Good Housekeeping, 8 Oct. 2021 The companies that hire them, typically temp agencies, break child labor laws. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, 20 Nov. 2020 With brands like Madewell, Nike, Charlotte Tilbury, and even Smeg marked down—there’s a lot to temp you. Erin Parker, Glamour, 19 Aug. 2020 With brands like Madewell, Nike, Charlotte Tilbury, and even Smeg marked down—there’s a lot to temp you. Erin Parker, Glamour, 19 Aug. 2020 With brands like Madewell, Nike, Charlotte Tilbury, and even Smeg marked down—there’s a lot to temp you. Erin Parker, Glamour, 19 Aug. 2020 With brands like Madewell, Nike, Charlotte Tilbury, and even Smeg marked down—there’s a lot to temp you. Erin Parker, Glamour, 19 Aug. 2020 With brands like Madewell, Nike, Charlotte Tilbury, and even Smeg marked down—there’s a lot to temp you. Erin Parker, Glamour, 19 Aug. 2020 With brands like Madewell, Nike, Charlotte Tilbury, and even Smeg marked down—there’s a lot to temp you. Erin Parker, Glamour, 19 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of temp

Noun

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1973, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2022

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“Temp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temp. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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temp

noun
\ ˈtemp How to pronounce temp (audio) \

Medical Definition of temp

: temperature spike a temp

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