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English definition of “temp”

temp

noun [C]     /temp/ informal
a person employed to work for a short period , especially in an office while another person is absent or when there is extra work Workers in general temp     verb [I] I decided to temp for a while so that I could try different kinds of jobs .Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
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