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English definition of “latchkey kid”

latchkey kid

noun [C]     /ˈlætʃ.kiːˌkɪd/ (also latchkey child) old-fashioned informal
a child who has a key to his or her home and is often alone at home after school has finished for the day because his or her parents are out at work Parents and children
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