Meaning of temp to perm in English:

temp to perm

Pronunciation /ˌtɛmp tə ˈpəːm/


  • A temporary position which carries the possibility of being changed to a permanent position; (also occasionally) a person filling or aspiring to such a position.


  • Designating or relating to a post which is initially temporary but could become permanent.


1970s; earliest use found in The Times. From temp + to + perm.