1570, "a game played with a large, inflated leather ball" (possibly via Middle French ballon) from Italian pallone "large ball" from palla "ball", from Lombardic palla "ball" from Proto-Germanic *ballô (“ball”), from Proto-Indo-European *bholn- (“bubble”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhel- (“to blow, swell, inflate”). Akin to Old High German ballo, bal "ball" (German Ballen "bale"; Ball "ball"). More at ball.
Wikipedia balloon (plural balloons)
- An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
- Such an object as a child’s toy.
- Such an object designed to transport people through the air.
- (medicine) A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty.
- A speech bubble.
- A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.
Derived terms 
Terms derived from balloon
inflatable object to transport people through the air
sac inserted into part of the body
balloon (third-person singular simple present balloons, present participle ballooning, simple past and past participle ballooned)
- (intransitive) To increase or expand rapidly.
- His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal.
- Prices will balloon if we don't act quickly.
- (intransitive) To go up or voyage in a balloon.
- (transitive) To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
To increase or expand rapidly
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