latchkey latchkey  /ˈlætʃ ˌki/


  • (n) key for raising or drawing back a latch or opening an outside door


  1. For all the headlines about the time crunch and the lost generation of latchkey kids, today's parents actually spend more time with their children than parents did in 1965.
  2. Yes; and I had an umbrella for its tempests, and a latchkey for my safe return.
  3. Hot-line volunteers are easing latchkey kids' loneliness.


  • East China approves school budget

    The East China Board of Education approved the proposed 2013-14 general operating, cafeteria, and latchkey budgets during their June board meeting.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Voice

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