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 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 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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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
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He's a trade, guys pay him to suck their dicks.
by xxx December 22, 2004
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a very cute boy u want to go with.
this word is only used in new orleans no where else
dame look at him he is so trade.

i see u and your trade
by Wudy April 23, 2006
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To "take it out in trade" means being owed money and receiving some sort of a service in exchange. Usually refers to sex, i.e., a pimp engaging in sexual activity with a hooker who didn't earn her daily quota.
That bitch couldn't pay for the home network installation, so I took it out in trade.
by ravy July 28, 2005
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