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door-key child

[dawr-kee, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌki, ˈdoʊr-/
noun, Older Use.
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latchkey child

noun phrase

A child whose parents are working and who must spend part of the day unsupervised at home: A latchkey child, Nikki would always go home, stay inside, and do her homework/ Personally, I always wanted to be a latchkey kid, or at least have a key (1944+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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