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 The rapper King Von was shot and killed early Friday outside an Atlanta hookah bar, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. NBC News, "Rapper King Von, 2 others, fatally shot in Atlanta," 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, "Teen use of flavored e-cigarettes has continued to rise, report says," 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, "Demystifying the Golden State Warriors," 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, "House-passed legislation would ban hookah tobacco," 4 Mar. 2020 However, smoking hookah is not safer than smoking other types of tobacco. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "House-passed legislation would ban hookah tobacco," 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, "Iran was already struggling with one crisis. Now it has the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East," 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, "Why Apple’s new TV show tells the stories of real immigrants — with no mention of Trump," 16 Jan. 2020 What happened last week at the Midnight hookah bar – a modest lounge in the German town of Hanau, where a largely Turkish clientele often goes to relax in the evenings – should really be enough to change the debate in Germany. Can Dündar, Time, "How Many Mass Shootings Will It Take for Germany to Confront Its Far-Right Problem?," 25 Feb. 2020

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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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“Hookah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hookah. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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