Later we had a frozen coconut balloon, which was coconut milk frozen to the inside of a balloon, then the balloon peeled off.
For the poppers, there is a sexual tension in the blowing up of the balloon.
balloon Fetishists, aka Looners There are two types of “looners.”
For the non-poppers, the turn-on is watching the balloon expand and expand.
A balloon popped and the sound was enough like a gunshot to make everybody jump.
The only reason why we did not tell of the balloon, was on account of the fire.
Say, when Boggsie saw the whole gang of us, he was a balloon.
We were told that a man was going up in the air in a balloon.
"The balloon is almost ready, steering-gear and all," she said.
I'm certain if I was up in a balloon it would look like a map with all those funny little hedges.
1570s, "a game played with a large inflated leather ball," from Italian pallone "large ball," from palla "ball," from a Germanic source akin to Langobardic palla (from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell;" see bole) + -one, suffix indicating great size.
Perhaps also borrowed in part from French ballon (16c.), altered (after balle) from Italian pallone. It also meant the ball itself (1590s), which was batted back and forth by means of large wooden paddles strapped to the forearms. In 17c., it also meant "a type of fireworks housed in a pasteboard ball" (1630s) and "round ball used as an architectural ornament" (1650s). Acquired modern meaning after Montgolfier brothers' flights, 1783. As a child's toy, it is attested from 1848; as "outline containing words in a comic engraving" it dates from 1844. Also cf. -oon.
"to go up in a balloon," 1792; "to swell, puff up," 1841, from balloon (n.). Related: Ballooned; ballooning.
balloon bal·loon (bə-lōōn')
An inflatable spherical device that is inserted into a body cavity or structure and distended with air or gas for therapeutic purposes.