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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
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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
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A term from New Orleans that represents a guy that a girl is fuckin widd but not in a relationship with, or who she thinks is attractive.
*Guy walks up*
Girl: Ooouu girl he trade

Or
*Phone rings*
Girl: Who that is?
Other Girl: My trade ho!
by SallyHammer May 17, 2017
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A young hyper-masculine looking gay man, usually black or latino in urban contexts. Trade typically dress in urban clothing and play to the thug stereotype. The term "trade" originated from the notion that these men were only gay for pay-- thus they would "trade" sex for money. In recent years, the term has come to refer to any gay men of color who dress in hip-hop inspired clothing and play into the masc fetish.
"Damn he's so fine... is he straight or is he trade?"

"The Firplace in DC be packed with trade."
by BlackDiamondMint December 31, 2018
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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
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