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 (ho͝ok′ə, ho͞o′kə)
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.

[Urdu ḥuqqa, small box, hookah water urn, from Persian, from Arabic, small box or jar, from ḥaqqa, to be suitable; see ḥqq in Semitic roots.]


(ˈhʊkə) or


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hookah - an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through waterhookah - 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"
pipe, tobacco pipe - a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco


noun water pipe, hubble-bubble, narghile, kalian smoking a hookah


[ˈhʊkɑː] Nnarguile m


n (Brit) → Wasserpfeife f, → Huka f


[ˈhʊkə] nnarghilè m inv
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Smoking shisha pipes -- also known as hookahs or argilehs -- is one of the few legal ways for people to alleviate the strain and boredom that comes with living in a city largely cut off from the rest of the country.
"When you ask people -- myself included -- why they smoke argileh or cigarettes so heavily, they say it's a way to let off steam because they're bored and the only thing they can do in their leisure time is go to a cafe and smoke.
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