a kind of water pipe associated with the Middle East, with a long, flexible tube by means of which the smoke is drawn through water in a vase or bowl and thereby cooled
Origin of hookahArabic ?uqqa, pipe for smoking, vase
- A pipe traditionally used for smoking flavored tobacco in which tobacco is placed in a bowl and heated with burning charcoal, producing smoke that is drawn through an urn of water that cools it and then into a long tube with an attached mouthpiece. In some modern versions, the charcoal-heated bowl is replaced with a battery-powered vaporizer containing a liquid mixture similar to that used in an e-cigarette. Also called hubble-bubble . Also called narghile . Also called shisha .
- An e-cigarette or a vaporizer pen. Also called hookah pen .
Origin of hookahUrdu huqqa small box, hookah water urn from Persian from Arabic small box or jar from haqqa to be suitable hqq