rough trade

noun

Definition of rough trade

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

First Known Use of rough trade

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rough trade was circa 1925

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“Rough trade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20trade. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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