loan·​er ˈlō-nər How to pronounce loaner (audio)
: something (such as a car or a watch) that is lent especially as a replacement for something being repaired

Examples of loaner in a Sentence

The car he's driving is a loaner. His own car was damaged in an accident.
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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loaner was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Loaner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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