See also: latch-key and latch key

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

latch +‎ key

NounEdit

latchkey (plural latchkeys)

  1. A key, especially to an outside door.
  2. A child who is given a key to the home and is expected to remain at home alone (without adult supervision until the parents return from work).

AdjectiveEdit

latchkey (not comparable)

  1. Equipped with a key; generally in the phrase latchkey child.