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See also: bro hug


Buck Showalter (left) engages Matt Wieters in a bro-hug.

Alternative forms[edit]


From bro +‎ hug.



bro-hug (plural bro-hugs)

  1. (US slang) A hug shared between male colleagues or friends, especially a quick, physically reserved one. [from 21st c.]
    • 2012, John G. Hartness, Back in Black, Bell Bridge Books (2012), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      It wasn't even one of the one-armed bro-hugs that we usually do, it was a full-on hug with my arms wrapped all the way around his pudgy body.
    • 2013, Dave Sheinin, RG3: The Promise, Plume (2013), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      “I'm proud of you,” Brees whispered in Griffin's ear when they met at midfield after the game for the traditional quarterback bro-hug.
    • 2014, Erin Nicholas, Getting in the Spirit, →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      He and Joe did that bro-hug thing that guys did that was not quite a hug but was more than a handshake.