nounNorth American informal
A female voluntary nurse in a hospital.
- 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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