[ loh-ner ]
/ ˈloʊ nər /


a person or thing that loans.
something, as an automobile or appliance, that is lent especially to replace an item being serviced or repaired.

Origin of loaner

First recorded in 1880–85; loan1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for loaner



1884, "one who lends," agent noun from loan (v.). Meaning "a thing loaned" especially in place of one being repaired, is from 1926.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper