door-key child

noun

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: a school-age child of working parents who spends part of the day at home unsupervised : latchkey child

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“Door-key child.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/door-key%20child. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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