How To Remove Key From Object In Javascript

In JavaScript, objects are an incredibly useful data structure that allows us to store key-value pairs. Sometimes, we may want to remove a specific key-value pair from an object. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to do this using the delete operator in JavaScript.

Using the delete operator

The delete operator is used to remove a property from an object. Its syntax is as follows:

delete object['property']

Let’s say we have the following object:

    const person = {
        firstName: 'John',
        lastName: 'Doe',
        age: 30

If we want to remove the age property from the person object, we would use the delete operator like so:

    delete person.age;

Or alternatively:

    delete person['age'];

After running this code, the person object will no longer have the age property:

    // Output: { firstName: 'John', lastName: 'Doe' }

Checking the result of the delete operation

The delete operator returns a boolean value that indicates whether the operation was successful or not. If the property was successfully removed, it returns true. If the property doesn’t exist or cannot be deleted (e.g., it’s a non-configurable property), it returns false.

Here’s an example:

    const car = {
        make: 'Toyota',
        model: 'Corolla'

    const result1 = delete car.make;
    const result2 = delete car.nonExistentProperty;

    console.log(result1); // Output: true
    console.log(result2); // Output: true

Note that in this example, even though the nonExistentProperty didn’t exist on the object, the result is still true because the delete operation didn’t encounter any issues.


Removing a key from an object in JavaScript is simple and straightforward using the delete operator. Just remember its syntax and how it returns a boolean value to indicate the success or failure of the operation.