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[nahr-guh-lee, -ley] /ˈnɑr gə li, -ˌleɪ/

a Middle Eastern tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water before reaching the lips; hookah.
/ˈnɑːɡɪlɪ; -ˌleɪ/
another name for hookah

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pipe for smoking,” 1839, from French narghileh, from Persian nargileh, from nargil “cocoa-nut,” of which the bowl was originally made.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