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 (tĕmp) Informal
A temporary worker, as in an office.
intr.v. temped, temp·ing, temps
To work as a temporary worker: was temping during the summer months.

[Short for temporary worker.]
References in classic literature ?
While the legitimist read nothing but the Moniteur, the liberal read nothing but Le Temps, a journal then recently established, in the supposed interests of human freedom.
Le temps," as a distinguished Frenchman has said, "est un galant homme.
I suppose it is that when we are happy the mind reverts instinctively to those with whom formerly we shared our exaltations and depressions, and je t'eu ai trop dit, dans le bon temps, mon gros Prosper, and you always listened to me too imperturbably, with your pipe in your mouth, your waistcoat unbuttoned, for me not to feel that I can count upon your sympathy to-day.
The girl's fervid temp erament intensified the essentially feminine pleasure that most women feel in the passage of the comb through their hair, to a luxury of sensation which absorbed her in enjoyment, so serenely self-demonstrative, so drowsily deep that it did irresistibly suggest a pet cat's enjoyment under a caressing hand.
Le temps professionnel destine aux activites de production de biens et services marchands accapare 3h20mn de la journee d'un Marocain age de 15 ans et plus et 4h00 parmi la classe d'age de 25-59 ans.
The store's managing director Chris Earnshaw said: "It's fantastic that we have been able to offer some of our temps permanent roles at John Lewis Cardiff.
Temps between 0 - 1C Tuesday - Cloudy with some sunny spells later.
Reilly, who works in financial services at a private equity firm and has worked in human resources and management, supplies staffing services, clients, and temps with a guide to temporary employment.
An excellent match for lighter dishes such as salads, roasted chicken, and seafood, Temps de Flors typifies glorious, fresh white wine, ideal for year-round enjoyment.
Don't get caught out Businesses which use large numbers of temps may wish to ask the agency to consider a "derogation contract", between the temp and the agency.
They find statistically significant relationships indicating that employers hire temps in order to attain planned and systematic numerical flexibility, but they find much less evidence supporting the hypothesis that establishments use temps in a reactive manner.
It also found Britain was one of only four other countries which do not operate a licensing scheme "to protect temps from cowboy agencies".