HOOKA

hookah

[hook-uh]
noun
a tobacco pipe of Near Eastern origin with a long, flexible tube by which the smoke is drawn through a jar of water and thus cooled.
Also, hooka.
Also called narghile.


Origin:
1755–65; < Arabic ḥuqqah box, vase, pipe for smoking

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hookah or hooka (ˈhʊkə)
 
n
hubble-bubble, kalian, narghile, Also called: water pipe an oriental pipe for smoking marijuana, tobacco, etc, consisting of one or more long flexible stems connected to a container of water or other liquid through which smoke is drawn and cooled
 
[C18: from Arabic huqqah]
 
hooka or hooka
 
n
 
[C18: from Arabic huqqah]

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hookah
1763, from Ar. huqqah "small box, vessel" (through which the smoke is drawn), extended in Urdu to the whole apparatus.
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