What Does TRADE Mean?

TRADE means "Young, Sexually Attractive Gay Man."

The slang term TRADE was originally used to refer to a young, sexually attractive gay man who probably engaged in casual gay sex solely for financial gain. More recently, TRADE has evolved and is now used to refer to any good-looking gay man, as well as to a casual sexual encounter between men.

Casual gay sex between a man from a higher social class and a "working class" partner, especially one encountered in a park or other public area, is known as "Rough Trade".

Summary of Key Points

"Young, Sexually Attractive Gay Man" is the most common definition for TRADE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Young, Sexually Attractive Gay Man
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of TRADE Used in a Text


See Also

0 (passive or bottom partner (typically used in gay dating)) 0.5 (sexually versatile) 1 (active or top partner) BGF (best gay friend, best girlfriend, best guy friend) G (gay, grin) GAM (gay Asian male) GBF (gay black female) GBM (gay black male) GC (gay couple, good call, good condition, group chat) GHM (gay Hispanic male) GP (gay pride, general practitioner, general principle, grand prix) LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, and asexual and/or ally)