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North American informal
  • A female voluntary nurse in a hospital.
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    • I barely acknowledged smiles from orderlies, candy-stripers and nurses that recognized me.
    • And it's a job a motivated candy-striper could handle.
    • He spotted a candy-striper coming out of one of the rooms, holding a stack of towels in one arm and trying to balance them while she reached behind her to close the door.


so named because of the candy-striped uniforms of such nurses.

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