Candy Striper Definition
Other Word Forms of Candy Striper
Origin of Candy Striper
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.
From the resemblance of the volunteer's red and white striped uniform to a candy cane
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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