Alternative name for the city of Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. The word was coined by combining
the first part of "Manchester" with
the second word in "Las Vegas," juxtaposing
Las Vegas's glitz and glamor with
Manchester's lack of either. Used derisively.
"So are we going out tonight?"
"We live in Manch-Vegas. The hottest
spot open this late is Wal-Mart."