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 The coldest such period was back in 1936 when the average temp for Minnesota was -12.3 degrees! Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, "Light Sunday Snow, Then First 40s Since December," 20 Feb. 2021 This is best served warm but also good at room temp. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "2 ways to whip up a comforting batch of tapioca pudding: classic and dairy-free," 28 Jan. 2021 At the time the park closed, no temp workers and only 16 full-time employees remained on staff. Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Dallas News, "What happened to D-FW’s theme parks? Curious Texas straps in to investigate," 19 Aug. 2020 The extended temperature outlook through the first half of February, which shows a BIG temp drop late week with some of the coldest air in nearly 2 years, settling in over the weekend and lingering into next week. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, "Coldest Air in Nearly 2 Years Arrives This Weekend," 2 Feb. 2021 There might be an early morning trickle of birds, but the majority of honkers aren’t going to fly until the temp rises. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "The Smartest Ways to Trick Late-Season Canada Geese When You Can’t Get on the X," 12 Jan. 2021 Portland will see rain most of the day, and a high temp warming to about 48 degrees. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday weather: Chance for freezing fog, then cloudy; high 42," 29 Dec. 2020 And this one has two sections, one which can drop the temp below freezing. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Gear of the Year: The Best Products We Tested in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 In addition, the low wages and minimal security of the (mostly white and female) temp labor force of the 1960s spread throughout the economy in subsequent decades. Jonathan Malesic, The New Republic, "You Don’t Have to Love Your Job," 21 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The companies that hire them, typically temp agencies, break child labor laws. Melissa Sanchez, ProPublica, "The Stolen Childhood of Teenage Factory Workers," 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, "What Glamour Editors Are Buying During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020," 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, "What Glamour Editors Are Buying During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020," 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, "What Glamour Editors Are Buying During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020," 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, "What Glamour Editors Are Buying During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020," 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, "What Glamour Editors Are Buying During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020," 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, "What Glamour Editors Are Buying During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020," 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, "What Glamour Editors Are Buying During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020," 19 Aug. 2020

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Temp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temp. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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temp

noun

English Language Learners Definition of temp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: someone who works at a place for a limited and usually short period of time : a temporary worker

temp

verb

English Language Learners Definition of temp (Entry 2 of 2)

: to work as a temporary worker

temp

noun
\ ˈtemp How to pronounce temp (audio) \

Medical Definition of temp

: temperature spike a temp

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