from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An Eastern smoking pipe designed with a long tube passing through an urn of water that cools the smoke as it is drawn through. Also called hubble-bubble, narghile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a pipe with a long flexible tube that draws the smoke through water. Originally invented in India, it gained most popularity in the Arab world. It is traditionally used for smoking tobacco, which is often flavored.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pipe with a long, flexible stem, so arranged that the smoke is cooled by being made to pass through water. Also called narghile and water pipe. The hubble-bubble is a simple form of this device.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water


Urdu, from Arabic ḥuqqa, small box, the hookah's water urn, from ḥaqqa, to be true, be suitable; see ḥqq in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Urdu حقہ (huqqā), from Arabic حقة (ħúqqa, "pot, jar"), from حق (ħuqq, "cavity, hollow"). (Wiktionary)



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