also lallapaloosa, lallapalootza, etc.; "remarkable or wonderful person or thing," 1901, American English, fanciful formation. The annual North American alternative pop music concert of the same name dates from 1991.
(also lone wolf) A person who prefers to be alone, do things alone, etc; a solitary or recluse: He became more of a ''loner,'' almost a man apart from the rest of the team/that breed of loners who wandered through the Rockies in the first half of the nineteenth century
One person or thing by itself: ''Make it two and I'll be true.'' ''Here's a loner to get you started''(1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D. Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers. Cite This Source