rough trade

noun

Definition of rough trade

: male homosexuals who are or affect to be rugged and potentially violent also : such a homosexual

First Known Use of rough trade

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Rough trade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20trade. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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