(Chiefly African-American.) A church hug is a hug in which a female hugger deliberately avoids pelvic and chest contact with a male huggee to prevent him from pressing up against her for cheap feels.
Vashawn always think he slick tryna press up against my titties. This time I'ma give him a church hug.
by BigYamP$troDaMu$ November 19, 2009
A hug for people that you are obliged to like, but ultimately don't, such as people you meet in church. Its typically a very half-hearted hug.
"The date went okay, but I can tell he wasn't really into me. He walked me to my door and gave me a church hug."
by Joolie Beans January 28, 2006