Definition of hookah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhʊkə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊkə//
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a long pipe for smoking that passes smoke through a container of water to cool it Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from Urdu, from Arabic ḥuqqa ‘casket, jar’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hookah