nargileh

[ nahr-guh-lee, -ley ]SEE DEFINITION OF nargileh
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NARGILEH

If the Pasha of Damascus were to go himself, the Bedouins would unveil his harem while he was smoking his nargileh.'

Then, seating himself on the divan, he clapped his hands, and an attendant brought him his nargileh.

I lighted a cigar, and Akong smoked his hubble-bubble, a small copy of the nargileh of the Turks.

The chibouque and nargileh and coffee belong to the divan, as the parts of harmony to each other.

Almost everybody else was puffing away at a tchibouque or nargileh, and the place was one cloud of smoke.

WORD ORIGIN

"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pipe for smoking," 1839, from French narghileh, from Persian nargileh, from nargil "cocoa-nut," of which the bowl was originally made.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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NARGILEH

water pipe

nounpipe through which water moves
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