Meaning of かぎっこ in Japanese

It seems that かぎっこ(kagikko) is an inflection of かぎる with the following forms:
  • くる form.
  • Imperative form
  1. Words

Definition of かぎっこ

  1. (n) latchkey child

    6歳ぐらいから鍵っ子生活だったんだから。
    From about age 6, I led the life of a latchkey kid.

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