A situation or condition that is characterized by messiness, disorder, disarray, and/or confusion. Commonly used in the technology sector to refer to a software design or implementation that is hopelessly convoluted and difficult to understand - analogous to how a rat might construct its nest (haphazardly and hastily thrown together from whatever materials happened to be readily available at the time).
"I tried to figure out which wire was causing the problem, but there's a veritable rat's nest of wires, chords and cables down there."
by CatpainJack October 28, 2009
by JeVo July 07, 2006
by lkdjfkff August 06, 2006
The bundle of wires underneath your computer desk or game console that represents months of negligence. Rats may or may not live inside. Don't even think about attempting to untangle one.
by bxrad78 May 02, 2010
by Andrew Hoogerhyde December 31, 2007
by Mark Stoner May 07, 2006
by Flush-Out October 24, 2009