a kind of water pipe associated with the Middle East, with a long flexible tube for drawing the smoke through water in a vase or bowl and cooling it
Origin of hookahArabic ḥuqqa, pipe for smoking, vase
An Eastern smoking pipe designed with a long tube passing through an urn of water that cools the smoke as it is drawn through. Also called hubble-bubble, narghile, shisha.
Origin of hookahUrdu &hlowdot;uqqa, small box, hookah water urn, from Persian, from Arabic, small box or jar, from &hlowdot;aqqa, to be suitable; see &hlowdot;qq in Semitic roots.