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noun Informal.

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

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Origin of candy striper

First recorded in 1960–65; so called from the red and white striped uniform often worn
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Medical definitions for candy striper

candy striper
[ kăndē strī′pər ]

n.

A volunteer worker in a hospital.
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