candy striper

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candy striper /-ˈstraɪpɚ/ noun
plural candy stripers
candy striper
/-ˈstraɪpɚ/
noun
plural candy stripers
Learner's definition of CANDY STRIPER
[count] US
: a usually female teenage volunteer who works at a hospital
◊ The word comes from the candy striper's striped uniform, which looks like the stripes on some sticks of candy. Candy stripers are not as common in hospitals today as they once were, and they are less likely to wear the striped uniform.
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