candy stripercandy striper
Origin of candy striperso called from the red-and-white-striped pinafore commonly worn
Origin of candy striperFrom the resemblance of the volunteer's red and white striped uniform to a candy cane
(plural candy stripers)
1944 US, due to red and white-striped jumpers worn by hospital volunteers, which resembled stick candy, originally a group of high school girls who volunteered as hospital workers at East Orange General Hospital.