bull session

noun Informal.
an informal, spontaneous discussion.

Origin:
1915–20

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bull session
 
n
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) an informal discussion, often among men
 
[C20: from bull²]

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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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