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"temp" in British English

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tempnoun [C]

uk   us   /temp/ informal
(Definition of temp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"temp" in American English

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tempnoun [C]

 us   /temp/ infml
a ​personemployed to ​worktemporarily for a ​business
temp
verb [I]  us   /temp/
infml I temped for a ​longtime.
(Definition of temp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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tempnoun [C]

uk   us   /temp/ HR, WORKPLACE
someone who is ​employed to ​work for a ​company or ​organization for a ​shorttime, for ​example, when a ​permanentemployee is away, or when there is a lot of ​work: During ​busytimes, the ​firm can ​hire more than 3,000 temps. She ​startedwork as a temp in the London ​branch of an ​investmentbank in 2009.

tempverb [I]

uk   us   /temp/ HR, WORKPLACE
to ​work temporarily for a ​company or ​organization: I've just ​started temping as a ​secretary for a ​localcompany. How ​long were you temping before you got a ​permanentjob?
(Definition of temp from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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