hoo·​kah | \ ˈhu̇-kə How to pronounce hookah (audio) , ˈhü- How to pronounce hookah (audio) \

Definition of hookah

Examples of hookah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The data from the monitor was downloaded and compared to data of subjects smoking tobacco through a hookah in a similar setting. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2022 The rapper King Von was shot and killed early Friday outside an Atlanta hookah bar, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. NBC News, 6 Nov. 2020 The analysis, based on data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, found that use of flavored hookah pipe tobacco among middle and high school students had declined from 2014 to 2018. Katie Hunt, CNN, 3 Oct. 2019 Strauss recounts first meeting Durant by chance at a San Francisco hookah bar, shortly after the superstar had signed with the Warriors. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 5 May 2020 Legislation passed by the House of Representatives to ban flavored electronic cigarettes would outlaw the flavored tobaccos used in hookah pipes. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 4 Mar. 2020 However, smoking hookah is not safer than smoking other types of tobacco. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 4 Mar. 2020 On Wednesday, officials banned hookah from cafes in a bid to stem the contagion. Ramin Mostaghim, Mostafa Salem And Tamara Qiblawi, CNN, 26 Feb. 2020 When he was inevitably caught with a man, his father delivered a brutal beating, punctuated with a red-hot hookah charcoal on his arm. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hookah

1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hookah

Arabic ḥuqqa bottle of a water pipe

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3 Apr 2022

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“Hookah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hookah. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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