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hookah

[hoo k-uh] /ˈhʊk ə/
noun
1.
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
1755-1765
1755-65; < Arabic ḥuqqah box, vase, pipe for smoking
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Examples for hookah
  • While some communities have scuba equipment or air-supplied hookah rigs, others free-dive, putting their lives at risk.
  • The finale to our day was sharing a hookah and listening to the stories of life in the desert with our local guides.
  • Few realise that the hookah itself is stealthily kippering the globe.
  • The dive uses the hookah system, which is fed by an air supply aboard the boat.
  • Find out whether the tour will incorporate scuba diving, hookah diving or snorkeling.
  • He wore a turban, smoked a hookah, and read by candlelight.
  • hookah-or water pipe smoking-practiced for centuries in other countries, has recently become popular among teens as well.
  • The hookah lounge will only serve flavored tobacco hookahs as well as sell hookahs and hookah accessories.
  • Peak hours for hookah tend to be after dinner into the late evening.
British Dictionary definitions for hookah

hookah

/ˈhʊkə/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C18: from Arabic huqqah
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Word Origin and History for hookah
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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