Definition of latchkey
: a key to an outside and especially a front door
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Jaeckle grew up on Long Island, a latchkey kid with a hard-working single mom and an insatiable appetite.
The trains link the wealthy urban core with its ramshackle outskirts, packed with exhausted workers, street preachers, latchkey kids and these Staff Riding daredevils.
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Definition of latchkey for English Language Learners
: a key for opening an outside door
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