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latchkey child


Simple Definition of latchkey child

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of latchkey child

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


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