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 As for your thermostat, Pelayo says, the ideal temp for peak sleep is between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Expert Guide To Finally Getting a Good Night's Sleep," 9 Apr. 2021 And new employees, temp employees, or contractors can be particularly vulnerable without the sense of community an office space can foster. Cat Woods, Marie Claire, "When Working From Home Becomes a Never-Ending Nightmare," 6 Apr. 2021 In 2019, Japan had 22 million part-time and temp workers, compared to 17 million in 2011, according to the country's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Emiko Jozuka, Selina Wang And Junko Ogura, CNN, "Japan's powerful patriarchy often sidelines women. Fixing that won't be easy," 5 Apr. 2021 Kendakji now lives in Saarlouis, near the French border, and works as an HR adviser at TimePartner, one of Germany’s largest temp firms. Thomas Rogers, The New York Review of Books, "Welcome to Germany," 31 Mar. 2021 Beyoncé says, gulping down water and eventually room temp milk. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, "‘SNL’: Maya Rudolph Reprises Beyoncé Impersonation for ‘Hot Ones’ Sketch," 28 Mar. 2021 The high temp is likely to reach about 53 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. oregonlive, "Portland metro Tuesday weather: Morning clouds, then sun; rain returns Wednesday," 23 Mar. 2021 Most areas will require hip-boots for access and positioning to temp trout with natural drifts and retrieves. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Jim Gronaw: The quest for native browns | OUTDOORS COMMENTARY," 6 Mar. 2021 For example, temp hires can be curated through job boards and staffing agencies, while full-time hires are typically found via passive candidate sourcing, employee referrals and your pool of former employees. Sameer Penakalapati, Forbes, "How To Build A Talent Pipeline Strategy To Win Market Share And Beat Your Competition," 4 Mar. 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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16 Apr 2021

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“Temp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temp. Accessed 21 Apr. 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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