Ratjacket is a reputation or 'jacket' for snitching. Once acquired, a ratjacket is typically permanent. In the office and other environments where people become well-known to each other, the ratjacket is a form of social leprosy and can lead to ostracization and worse.
Emma noticed a chilly social thermostat at the office. To her horror, Emma realized she had a ratjacket after singing to management about Jenny and Heather's time-card collusion.
by Mo Dixley September 17, 2011