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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Example sentences from the Web for candy striper
A kind person, she had volunteered as a “candy-striper” in a hospital.
Medical definitions for candy striper
[ kăn′dē strī′pər ]
A volunteer worker in a hospital.
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