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or hooka

[hoo k-uh] /ˈhʊk ə/
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 called narghile.
Origin of hookah
1755-65; < Arabic ḥuqqah box, vase, pipe for smoking Unabridged
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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 Also called hubble-bubble, kalian, narghile, water pipe
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C18: from Arabic huqqah
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Word Origin and History for hookah

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

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