a child who must spend at least part of the day alone and unsupervised, as when the parents are away at work.
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- latch on,
- latch onto,
- late blight,
- late bloomer,
- late charge
Origin of latchkey child
First recorded in 1940–45; so called because such a child is provided with a key for getting into the home after school
Also called door-key child.
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a child who has to let himself or herself in at home on returning from school, as his or her parents are out at work
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