latchkey child definition

  • noun:
    • A usually school-age youngster just who regularly uses part of the time unsupervised home as the parents are at work.
    • latchkey kid
    • a young child who frequently spends area of the day at residence without person direction, specially a school son or daughter just who comes back residence prior to the parent(s) return from work. Known as additionally door-key son or daughter.
    • a school-age son or daughter that is home without person direction for the main time (especially after college until a parent returns home from work)

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