Meaning of “rough trade” in the English Dictionary


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rough tradenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌrʌf ˈtreɪd/ us /ˌrʌf ˈtreɪd/ slang

male prostitutes who have sex with other men and who give the appearance of being from a poor social class:

He went to the docks to pick up a bit of rough trade.

(Definition of “rough trade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)