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1. An uproar; a hubbub.
2. See hookah.

[Reduplication and alteration of bubble.]


1. (Brewing) another name for hookah
2. hubbub; turmoil
3. a bubbling or gargling sound
[C17: rhyming jingle based on bubble]


1. hookah.
2. an uproar; turmoil.
[1625–35; rhyming compound based on bubble]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hubble-bubble - an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through waterhubble-bubble - 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


(Brit: = pipe) → Wasserpfeife f
(= noise)Brodeln nt
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A medical expert Dr Munawar Aslam talking to private news channel said, smoking a hookah also known as a water pipe, shisha, narghile or hubble-bubble comes with multiple health risks.
The prohibition applies to cigarettes, roll-ups, e-cigarettes and hubble-bubble.
Levels of maximum end-expiratory carbon monoxide and certain cardiovascular parameters following hubble-bubble smoking.
A senior official said the football-sized containers of the hubble-bubble sported the colours of the national flag.
Faisal Ali Al-Mutawaa, the society chairman, said in a statement on Saturday, on the forecast occasion, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, falling on March 24, that hubble-bubble smoking is increasing among the youth and warned that this practice is one of the main causes of cardiac diseases.
The 25-article draft law, proscribing the use of cigarette, snuff and hubble-bubble (hookah) was presented by the government to the assembly a month ago.
Hubble-bubble (water pipe) smoking: levels of nicotine and cotinine in plasma, saliva and urine.
Smokers of the hubble-bubble water pipe have until Saturday to indulge their fondness for sweet flavoured tobacco in Jeddah's cafes as the Saudi city prepares to enforce a public ban on the habit.
In the West, it is variously called a hookah, hubble-bubble or water pipe.
Equipped with the necessary stuff adding to a jovial picnic, including hubble-bubble, tea pot, and backgammon, families turn out to sit at the edge of the mountain, enjoying the bracing breeze and the scene of flickering lights.
Moreover, while smoking hubble-bubble the aluminium foil, which is usually of poor quality, reacts with the burning charcoal and produces aluminium fumes that are carcinogenic or in other words causes cancer, he said.
Solihull Care Trust officials said teenagers were turning to water - or hubble-bubble - pipes in the mistaken belief that the contraptions exposed them to fewer toxins than were present in traditional cigarettes.