Indie label; originated in the early 80s for post punk bands such as Gang of Four, Delta 5.
Now home to the strokes, moldy peaches, libertines, hidden cameras etc.
Rough Trade is rocking a rocking yoo!
by julie October 06, 2003
Someone, generally 'scruffy' looking, who participates in S/M type behavior.
He went down to the Dockside bars to look for some roughtrade.
by Wolf September 09, 2003
violent, often brutal sex acts, or a person, usually a male prostitute, who looks like they participate in such acts.
My boyfriend looks like rough trade.
by julie September 08, 2003
"rough trade" is a slang term for a masculine working class man who has sex with men (sometimes as a male prostitute)
he worked in the industrial areas and was wary of the rough trade there.
by Karbean November 08, 2014
Dirty poor white trash or rednecks who want a good blow job but have a macho nature about them that says no; may or may not rough up the giver just a bit.
Sandy preferred rough trade when he was horny and wanted to give somebody a blow job. He liked being called names and getting slapped around. He also liked smegma.
by Richard Black March 14, 2005
A 1970's Canadian band lead by Carole Pope and Kevan Staples. They sang about wiggitywacklesbian themes. See High School Confidential.
...She makes me cream my jeans when she comes my way...--High School Confidential
by Agent Chainsawlady October 13, 2004
Females who are less than asthetically pleasing. Also can be females working the streets.
Those chicks are rough trade.
Youll want to stay away from that rough trade mate.
by Sven S September 23, 2005

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