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latch-key child


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A child who returns home from school to an empty house and therefore must unlock/unlatch the exterior door with a key, especially a child of working or absent parent(s).


Door lock or latch + key (Wiktionary)


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