Noun. Nickname for Manchester with its ever-growing and popular gay scene. Along with 'Gunchester' and 'Madchester', these puns tend to be journalistic pseudonyms.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • Gunchester — Noun. The sardonic nickname given to Manchester during the early 1990s after a series of shootings involving several local gangs. Cf. Madchester and Gaychester …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Madchester — Noun. The original alternative pseudonym for Manchester from the late 1980s, early 1990s, with the proliferation of the youth scene focused around the bands called Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. Coined by two Geordies , Phil Shotton and Keith …   English slang and colloquialisms

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