The entire convalescent home came to life as soon as the candy striper Cindy arrived.
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Origin of candy-striper
- 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
- 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.