Latchkey meaning

lăchkē
A key for opening a latch or lock, especially one on an outside door.
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A key for drawing back or unfastening the latch of a door, esp. of an outer door, from the outside.
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Designating, of, or having to do with a child or children who receive no supervision at home after school hours, because their parents are away working.
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A key, especially to an outside door.
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A child who is given a key to the home and is expected to remain at home alone (without adult supervision until the parents return from work).
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Equipped with a key; generally in the phrase latchkey child.
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