a "hug" performed by standing side-by-side with another person - hips together - and briefly putting one's hand on the other person's opposite hip or shoulder.
This term is currently extremely popular on the web. A video of a hip-hop performance at a Christian youth conference, featuring the lyric: "Gimme that Christian side hug" was posted to YouTube and has been watched more than 500,000 times.
Citation from "The Christian Side-Hug: "Front Hugs Be Too Sinful"", The Sexist (blog) from Washington City Paper, Amanda Hess, Nov. 23 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
Last edited on Jul 26 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA
on Nov 24 2009.