candy striper

noun Informal.

a person, often a teenager, who works as a volunteer in a hospital.

Origin of candy striper

First recorded in 1960–65; so called from the red and white striped uniform often worn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for candy striper

candy striper
[ kăndē strī′pər ]


A volunteer worker in a hospital.
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