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"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
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When someone goes to the gym and spends 90% of the time on their phones scrolling through social media
Looks like its thumb day again for Jimmy with his usual routing... 3 sets of 5 snapchat selfies and 10 sets of scrolling through facebook until exhaustion
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violent, often brutal sex acts, or a person, usually a male prostitute, who looks like they participate in such acts.
by julie September 08, 2003
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Historical, predating LGBTQ sexual identities & contemporary community; archaic slang.

From the slang word trade.

A alpha masculine heterosexual identified blue collar man who disdainfully allowed submissive men (aka fairies, pansies, fags & queers) in a receptive role to sexual service him. Those willing to "risk" being roughed up & suffering verbal humiliation & degradation during the sexual encounter. As well as the "risk" of being robbed or subjected to demands of money afterwords.
"What happened to your face? Did you have sex with some rough trade guy last night?"
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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
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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
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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
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