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latchkey child

latchkey child

noun

: a young child who is alone at home after school because the child's parents are working

Full Definition of LATCHKEY CHILD

:  a school-aged child of working parents who must spend part of the day unsupervised (as at home) —called also latchkey kid

First Known Use of LATCHKEY CHILD

1944

Rhymes with LATCHKEY CHILD

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