Definitions

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  • n. An Arabic water-pipe, or hookah.
  • n. The tobacco smoked in such a pipe, especially as mixed with molasses and flavour extract.
  • n. a type of embroidery which attaches small pieces of reflective metal to fabric

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

Etymologies

From Egyptian Arabic شيشة (šīša), from Turkish şişe, from Persian شیشه (šīša) ‘glass’ or 'mirror'. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Regulars came daily and played cards or backgammon, while drinking coffee and smoking argile- otherwise known as shisha, or hookah.

    Beirut Bids Farewell to Iconic Cafe

  • Just last month my 15-year-old son, Daniel, mentioned that some of his friends were smoking hookahs (also known as shisha, narghile, goza, and hubble bubble).

    The hook in hookahs

  • Just last month my 15-year-old son, Daniel, mentioned that some of his friends were smoking hookahs also known as shisha, narghile, goza, and hubble bubble.

    The hook in hookahs

  • The ornate glass and metal water pipes are used for smoking an aromatic blend of tobacco, molasses and fruit known as shisha.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Smoking large water pipes called shisha, usually with bowls of flavored tobacco, is a longstanding pastime here.

    Reason Magazine

  • Suhai (Sam) Shelleh of Milwaukee smokes flavored tobacco in a "shisha" or waterpipe.

    JSOnline.com

  • A typical hour-long 'shisha' session involves inhaling 100 to 200 times the volume of smoke inhaled when smoking a cigarette.

    Latest Stories

  • "I spent a lot of time in Dubai and some other places in the Middle East and while I was there, I'd go to some of these 'shisha' cafes," he said, referring to the flavored tobacco that is smoked in a hookah.

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

  • Use of other forms of tobacco, such as shisha and smokeless tobacco, is also increasing among women in many countries, particularly in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

    WN.com - Articles related to Preventing Tobacco Addiction Among Our Women

  • The law covers cigarettes and cigars, as well as traditional 'shisha' water pipes.

    Spero News

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