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A usually school-age child who regularly spends part of the day unsupervised at home while the parents are at work.
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a child who has to let himself or herself in at home on returning from school, as his or her parents are out at work
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a child who must spend part of the day alone and unsupervised, as when the parents are away at work.
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|Noun||1.||latchkey child - a school-age child who is home without adult supervision for part of the day (especially after school until a parent returns home from work)|
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