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Short form of session.
sesh (plural seshes)
- (colloquial) A period of time spent engaged in some group activity.
- (colloquial) An informal social get-together or meeting to perform a group activity.
- (Britain, Ireland, informal) A period of sustained social drinking.
- (Australia, Canada, informal) A period of sustained cannabis smoking.
- July 18, 1987, Financial Times, page 6,
- "'We're not going to win a prize for graphics,' said Syd Silverman in a sesh this week."
- 2005, Bruce Pegg, Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry, Routledge, page 51,
- "There's no opportunity either to take rhythm & blues or leave it alone at this sesh at the Apollo."
- E.g., snowboarding: "Then it was on to the wallride for a sesh where numerous tricks were thrown down." April 11, 2007, Dave Driscoll, Transworld Snowboarding Magazine.
- Examples of usage in Usenet groups:
- 1944, George Netherwood, Desert Squadron, Cairo, R. Schindler, page 119,
- "Empty lager bottles […] signified that Hans and Fritz also knew the joys of a desert sesh."
- 1999, Ian Rankin, Black and Blue, St. Martin's Press, →ISBN, page 39,
- "Impulse buys one Saturday afternoon, after a lunchtime sesh in the Ox…"
- Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, Addition Series 1993
- The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, Vol. II, 2005, Eric Partridge and Dalzell Victor Eds, Published by Taylor & Francis, →ISBN, page 1699
- Cassell's Dictionary of Slang, 2006, Jonathon Green, Published by Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., →ISBN, page 1252
- The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, Tony Thorne, 1990, Published by Pantheon Books, →ISBN, page 448.