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2.
When someone is standing next to you and give you a hug but without facing you. So they're hugging you from the side of your body.
1. Joby said, "Lexie, why do you always give me side hugs?"

2. Grady came up to Karin and gave her a side hug.
by Lexie is sweet :] March 05, 2008
 
1.
When a male hugs another person in a way that makes his erection inconspicuous.
I gave her a side hug so that she would not feel I was attracted to her and stimulate me further in ways I would regret.
by babr April 20, 2009
 
3.
A slick maneuver by males in positions of authority used whenever a female subordinate comes in for a full frontal embrace in an effort to avoid charges being pressed.
Judge: Is it true Mr. Smith that you and Mrs. Jones greeted each other with an embrace?

Mr. Smith: No your honor. Mrs. Jones would come in for the embrace but I would counter with the side hug.

Judge: Case dismissed
by Knockum August 06, 2014
 
4.
When someone is standing next to you and give you a hug but without facing you. So they're hugging you from the side of your body.
1. Joby said, "Lexie, why do you always give me side hugs?"

2. Grady came up to Karin and gave her a side hug.
by Lexie is sweet. March 05, 2008