Hookah Hook"ah (h[oo^]k"[.a]), n. [Per. or Ar. huqqa a round box or casket, a bottle through which the fumes pass when smoking tobacco.] A pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water. Also called {narghile} and {water pipe}. The {hubble-bubble} is a simple form of this device. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • hookah — /hook euh/, n. 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. [1755 65; < Ar huqqah box, vase, pipe for smoking] * * * …   Universalium

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