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temp (adj.)

1909, American English, shortened form of temporary (job, employee, etc.). As a noun by 1932; as a verb by 1973. Related: Temped; temping.

temp (n.)

1886, short for temperature.

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Definitions of temp from WordNet

temp (n.)
a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis;
Synonyms: temporary / temporary worker
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