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1.
A man who messes around with other men, but no one would ever know by looking or talking to him. Used by gay black men to identify masculine gay men or DL Brothas.
"I am going to the mall to look for some trade"
"The club was packed with trade, honey"
by Darren December 03, 2004
 
2.
A theoretically straight man who likes to "sit back and get serviced" by gay/bi men, with little or no sexual reciprocation. (Note: It is specifically the lack of interest in reciprocating that defines a man as "trade.")
"Hey, Adam, I hooked up with that married guy who answered my M4M ad on craigslist!"
-- "Wow, Steve, I didn't know you were into chasing after trade!"
-- "No, dude, he turned out to be just as horny for my cock as I was for his... I don't go for those 'no-reciprocation' trade scenes."
by Throbert McGee August 13, 2007
 
3.
Trade is a term used in New Orleans. It is usually used by females and punks. Punks created this terminology. Trade is a male that is all that, hot, handsome, ballin, on top, well kept up. There is a bounce song made by a punk in reference to this term.
Girl, I got a new trade.
Look at that trade with the dreads.
He is trade.
I want to get at that trade with the braids in his head.
by Putty the pimp June 15, 2006
 
4.
A masculine gay male. Masculine in appearance.
Dang, look at trade?
by M O Thomas September 01, 2008
 
5.
A masculine acting gay male
Is he trade or fish?
by Brandon July 30, 2003
 
6.
a straight man you lets a gay man perform oral sex on him.
"Hey Mom, it's cool, I'm not gay, I'm trade, I just let the queers suck me off"
by Ben Wilson January 01, 2004
 
7.
Magazines centered around a certain industry, in Entertainment, Variety and Hollywood Reporter
Did this weeks trades come in I need to know the box office numbers for this week
by @2 November 15, 2005