2. A kid who carries a key to the latch on there house door to let themself in because his/her parents are not home after that kid get home from shcool.
"in this world today there ain't nobody to thank,
just blame it on the kids and toss 'em into the tank.
and if they yell for justice we'll hide them from the light
so that when they learn the truth they won't be scared of the night.
(1, 2, 3, 4)
put the key in the hole when you get home from school.
I'll be home by 8:30, your father will too.
if you cause any trouble then I don't want to see,
'cause you'll go straight to bed and you won't have no TV."
2. Could also mean a young/apprentice locksmith.
2. Jimmy, our latch-key kid, got electrocuted while trying to unlock an outlet cover.
See also: child neglect