candy-striper

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candy-striper

Usage notes: (informal)
a hospital volunteer, named for the striped pink and white uniforms worn by the young women who originated the role in the 1940's, typically junior high or high school students, who perform this service.
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bodysnatched and the inane candy-stripers & the greedy and the
The best thing about candy-stripers is, they seem to actually like just coming by to see you.
Not merely the historic sort, mind you, performed by candy-stripers and rural fire departments, but the kind undertaken by folks looking at birds, ants, and other wildlife.