1. a Middle Eastern tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water before reaching the lips; hookah.


  1. another name for hookah

n.“oriental water pipe for smoking,” 1839, from French narghileh, from Persian nargileh, from nargil “cocoa-nut,” of which the bowl was originally made. The Persian word is probably from Sanskrit narikerah, which may be from a Dravidian source.

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