English edit

Etymology edit

Shortened form of balloon +‎ -er.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

looner (plural looners)

  1. (informal) One who has a balloon fetish.
    • 1999, Katharine Gates, Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex:
      Many looners are terrified of talking about it in case they might be accused of being pederasts. They fear that a psychologist would just label them as "sick."
    • 2019, Dennis DiClaudio, The Deviant's Pocket Guide to the Outlandish Sexual Desires Barely Contained in Your Subconscious, page 87:
      Looners (as they call themselves) can generally be divided into two categories, regardless of whether they prefer their balloon play with a partner or alone: poppers and non-poppers.