Origin of temp.Classical Latin tempore in the time of: used in historical references
intransitive verbtemped, temp·ing, temps
Origin of tempShort for temporary worker
- Latin tempore (in the time of)
- a temporary employee, usually in an office
(third-person singular simple present temps, present participle temping, simple past and past participle temped)
- To work as a temporary employee.
- (law) Abbreviation of temporary.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Case Names and Institutional Authors in Citations", Table T6, p. 430-431.