latchkey child love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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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  • n. latchkey kid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A child who frequently spends part of the day at home without adult supervision, especially a school child who returns home before the parent(s) return from work. Called also door-key child.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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