noun[mass noun] humorous
The practice of workers in an open-plan office raising their heads above the partitions surrounding their desks when they hear a loud voice or other noise.
More example sentences
- And our ‘mode C interrogation’ does cause some prairie-dogging…
- Is prairie-dogging something to do with rubber necking?
1990s: prairie dogs are known for frequently standing on their hind legs to look around for danger.
Definition of prairie-dogging in:
- The US English dictionary