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1. 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, narghile, shisha.
2. An e-cigarette or a vaporizer pen. Also called hookah pen.
(Recreational Drugs) an oriental pipe for smoking marijuana, tobacco, etc, consisting of one or more long flexible stems connected to a container of water or other liquid through which smoke is drawn and cooled. Also called: hubble-bubble, kalian, narghile or water pipe
[C18: from Arabic huqqah]
or hook•a(ˈhʊk ə)
n., pl. hook•ahs or hook•as.
a water pipe with a long flexible tube by which the smoke is drawn through a jar of water and thus cooled.
[1755–65; < Arabic ḥuqqah box, vase, pipe for smoking]
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|Noun||1.||hookah - an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water; "a bipolar world with the hookah and Turkish coffee versus hamburgers and Coca Cola"|
calean, chicha, hubble-bubble, hubbly-bubbly, kalian, narghile, nargileh, sheesha, shisha, water pipe