Definition of latchkey child noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


latchkey child

BrE BrE//ˈlætʃkiː tʃaɪld//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlætʃkiː tʃaɪld//
(also latchkey kid) (usually disapproving)
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a child who is at home alone after school because both parents are at work
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: latchkey child