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Short form of session.


  • IPA(key): /sɛʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃ


sesh (plural seshes)

  1. (colloquial) A period of time spent engaged in some group activity.
  2. (colloquial) An informal social get-together or meeting to perform a group activity.
  3. (Britain, Ireland, informal) A period of sustained social drinking.
  4. (Australia, Canada, informal) A period of sustained cannabis smoking.


Meaning 1:

  • 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."

Meaning 2:

  • 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:
  • Playing video games together: "Halo sesh" (2002)
  • Surfing: "Went out for a quick sesh today in Huntington. Wore my spring suit." (2003)

Meaning 3:

  • 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.




From Old Spanish seis or seys (six), possibly influenced by Hebrew שֵׁשׁ(six).


sesh ? (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling סיש‎)

  1. six