Clipping of session.


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


sesh (plural seshes)

  1. (colloquial) A session.
    1. (colloquial) A period of time spent engaged in some group activity.
      • 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."
    2. (colloquial) An informal social get-together or meeting to perform a group activity.
      • 2019 May 1 (last accessed), April 11, 2007, “Archived copy”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1], archived from the original on 31 October 2007, page Transworld Snowboarding Magazine:
        Then it was on to the wallride for a sesh where numerous tricks were thrown down.
      • 2002, , Usenet:
        Halo sesh
      • 2003, , Usenet:
        Went out for a quick sesh today in Huntington. Wore my spring suit.
    3. (UK, Ireland, informal) A period of sustained social drinking or recreational drug taking.
      • 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 []
    4. (Australia, Canada, US, informal) A period of sustained cannabis smoking.

Derived termsEdit


sesh (third-person singular simple present seshes, present participle seshing, simple past and past participle seshed)

  1. (colloquial, intransitive) To take part in a period of sustained cannabis smoking.


  • 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



From English sesh.



sesh f (plural seshys, not mutable)

  1. (colloquial) sesh, session (period of time engaged in some group activity)
    Synonym: sesiwn
  2. (colloquial) sesh (period of sustained social drinking)

Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “sesh”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies