Definition of hookah in English:

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hookah

Pronunciation: /ˈho͝okə/

noun

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An oriental tobacco pipe with a long, flexible tube that draws the smoke through water contained in a bowl.
Example sentences
  • Men gather there after work to talk, drink dark coffee, and smoke cigarettes or hookahs (water pipes).
  • In urban areas, men enjoy spending their leisure time in teahouses, socializing and smoking the hookah, or water pipe.
  • Shisha is tobacco mixed with molasses and fruit flavors that is smoked in a hookah (water pipe).

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Urdu, from Arabic ḥuḳḳa 'casket, jar'.

Words that rhyme with hookah

booker, cooker, hooker, looker, Sukkur

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hook·ah

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