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

Definition of hookah

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Recent Examples on the Web Across Kabul, young women are particularly visible, smoking hookah pipes in Turkish restaurants and shopping together in small groups at malls. Jane Ferguson, The New Yorker, "Peace Talks, the Taliban, and Afghan Women’s Uncertain Future," 19 Dec. 2019 There, where club members smoke hookah and cigars and play backgammon or poker in a warren of rooms downstairs, politicians have courted wealthy Iraqi Christians at glitzy fund-raisers over the years as the community grows in political influence. Liz Goodwin, BostonGlobe.com, "They helped Trump win Michigan, then his immigration crackdown split their community," 13 Oct. 2019 One of Dantas’ artists, MC Kekel, hangs out at the studios a couple of times a week, smoking a hookah and playing video games with others on the roster. Shasta Darlington, Billboard, "How KondZilla Took Funk Out of the Favelas and Into the Mainstream," 18 July 2019 The government of Saudi Arabia moved against hookah pipes. New York Times, "From Chile to Lebanon, Protests Flare Over Wallet Issues," 23 Oct. 2019 Through Labor Day weekend, Cove Beach will occupy the Venus Pool area at the Strip resort, complete with shisha (hookah) water pipes and 18 flavors of tobacco. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "Las Vegas: 5 things you can do in summer," 21 June 2019 Cleveland police went to the apartment the woman said she was held and found nothing inside, but noted the apartment smelled of hookah, according to police reports. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Woman tells police she escaped human trafficking situation in downtown Cleveland, police reports say," 26 Oct. 2019 Police say Cardi and others threw bottles, chairs and hookah pipes in the clash. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "The brief history Cardi B vs. Tekashi 6ix9ine, featuring Nicki Minaj, Offset and a bartender named Jade," 20 Sep. 2019 In addition, the Food and Drug Administration and states including California and Hawaii have proposed statewide regulation to eliminate the sale of flavored cigars and flavored tobacco used in e-cigarettes and for hookah smoking. Bonnie Halpern-felsher, Twin Cities, "Bonnie Halpern-Felsher: Call this youth crisis what it is: A Juuling epidemic," 19 Aug. 2019

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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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24 Dec 2019

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“Hookah.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hookah. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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