Hookah meaning

ho͝okə
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An Eastern smoking pipe designed with a long tube passing through an urn of water that cools the smoke as it is drawn through.
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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.
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A pipe with a long flexible tube that draws the smoke through water, traditionally used for smoking tobacco, which is often flavored.
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Origin of hookah

  • Urdu ḥuqqa small box, hookah water urn from Persian from Arabic small box or jar from ḥaqqa to be suitable ḥqq in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Urdu حقہ (huqqā), from Arabic حقة (ħúqqa, “pot, jar”), from حق (ħuqq, “cavity, hollow”).

    From Wiktionary