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prairie dog

any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Cynomys, of North American prairies, having a barklike cry: some are endangered.
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1765-75, Americanism Unabridged
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prairie dog

any of several gregarious sciurine rodents of the genus Cynomys, such as C. ludovicianus, that live in large complex burrows in the prairies of North America Also called prairie marmot
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prairie dog

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To pop up one's head from an office cubicle: Dilbert depicts prairie-dogging

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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