loaner [loh-ner] Word Origin noun
- a person or thing that .
- 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;+ Word Origin and History for loaner n.
1884, “one who lends,” agent noun from(v.). Meaning “a thing loaned” especially in place of one being repaired, is from 1926.