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English definition of “temp”

temp

noun [C] uk   /temp/ informal us  
a person employed to work for a short period, especially in an office while another person is absent or when there is extra work
temp
verb [I] uk   us  
I decided to temp for a while so that I could try different kinds of jobs.
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