Etymology
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Words related to hug

bear-hug (n.)
also bearhug, 1876, from bear (n.) + hug (n.).
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hiphuggers (n.)
also hip-huggers, "low-rise pants or skirt," 1966, from hip + agent noun from hug. So called because they are slung from the hips, not the waist. Earlier as the name of a cut of women's swimsuit (1963). Hiphugger (adj.) is attested from 1966.
huggable (adj.)
1863, from hug (v.) + -able.
hugger (n.)
"one who hugs or embraces," 1680s, agent noun from hug (v.).