rough trade


: gay men who are or affect to be rugged and potentially violent
also : such a gay person

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rough trade was circa 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Rough trade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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