a person, often a teenager, who works as a volunteer in a hospital.
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- candy corn,
- candy floss,
- candy pull,
- candy store,
- candy stripe,
Origin of candy striper
First recorded in 1960–65; so called from the red and white striped uniform often worn
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A kind person, she had volunteered as a “candy-striper” in a hospital.
young female volunteer nurse at a hospital, by 1962, so called from the pink-striped design of her uniform, similar to patterns on peppermint candy.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A volunteer worker in a hospital.
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