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

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So if a band can persuade enough fans to shell out €40 for a CD that would normally cost about €10, plus a hookah, that would count the same as selling four CDs. Sara Germano, WSJ, "Beer Coolers and Hookahs—Welcome to the World of German Pop Music," 23 Jan. 2019 Ahmad Sawadi smokes hookah at a restaurant in Istanbul. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "‘If He’s Hiding, I Will Find Him.’ One Man’s Hunt for the Militants Who Killed His Father," 15 Dec. 2018 Pack the hookah and blow smoke rings with this soundtrack. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 7 Best Pusha T Remixes," 30 May 2018 But, in reality, smoking hookah results in the same health complications inherent in smoking cigarettes. Jewish Journal, "Taking a stand against hookah smoking on Passover, or anytime," 12 Mar. 2018 At a roundabout where Islamic State once displayed executed bodies, a tattoo parlor has opened alongside restaurants and a hookah cafe. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "To Rebuild a Syrian City, Men First Dig Up and Rebury the Dead," 26 Oct. 2018 The rule prohibits tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs — in living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and outdoors within 25 feet of housing and administrative office buildings. Vikki Ortiz, chicagotribune.com, "As public housing buildings go smoke-free, health advocates mobilize to help residents quit," 2 July 2018 Before Panorama Park was turned into a graveyard, it was once used by Raqqa’s families to picnic and smoke hookah pipes. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "To Rebuild a Syrian City, Men First Dig Up and Rebury the Dead," 26 Oct. 2018 The epic pool party featured endless festivities for guests — including food from Chef K, alcohol, music, an ice cream cart, hookah, sparklers, and of course, an array of Instagram-worthy pool floats. Brittany Talarico, PEOPLE.com, "'Mom's Home!' Khloé Kardashian Wears Sexy Yeezy Season 7 Spandex Look for July 4th Party," 5 July 2018

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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