[ ruhf-treyd ]
/ ˈrʌf ˈtreɪd /
gay male prostitution, especially involving brutality or sadism.
a gay male prostitute who engages in brutality or sadism, or such gay men collectively.
violent, often brutal sex acts.
a lower-class man who is found sexually attractive by a gay man from a higher social class.
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Origin of rough trade
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby rough trade
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British Dictionary definitions for rough trade
slang (in homosexual use) a tough or violent sexual partner, esp a lorry driver, construction worker, or docker, casually picked up
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