Definition of candy-striper in English:

candy-striper

Syllabification: can·dy-strip·er
Pronunciation: /ˈkandēˌstrīpər
 
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noun

North American informal
  • A teenage girl who does volunteer nursing in a hospital.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

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