candy striper

noun

Definition of candy striper

  1. :  a usually teenage volunteer worker at a hospital

Origin and Etymology of candy striper

from the striped uniform worn suggesting the stripes on some sticks of candy


First Known Use: 1963


CANDY STRIPER Defined for English Language Learners

candy striper

noun

Definition of candy striper for English Language Learners

  • : a usually female teenage volunteer who works at a hospital


Medical Dictionary

candy striper

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noun can·dy strip·er \ˈkan-dē-ˌstrī-pər\

Medical Definition of candy striper

  1. :  a volunteer nurse's aide

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