An Eastern smoking pipe designed with a long tube passing through an urn of water that cools the smoke as it is drawn through.
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 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