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Definition of candy striper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

candy striper

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkændi straɪpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkændi straɪpər//
 
(North American English)
 
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a young person, usually a girl, who works in a hospital as a nurse’s assistant without being paid As a teenager she started volunteering as a candy striper at Guelph General Hospital.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: candy striper