bull session


noun Informal.

an informal, spontaneous discussion.

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Origin of bull session

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for bull session

bull session

noun

informal, mainly US and Canadian an informal discussion, often among men

Word Origin for bull session

C20: from bull ²
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Idioms and Phrases with bull session

bull session

An informal discussion, as in College students love late-night bull sessions about anything and everything, from professors to poetry to politics. This expression originally referred to an exchange of opinions and anecdotes, including stories of sexual prowess, by men, and then came to be used more broadly. [Slang; c. 1915]

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