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prairie dog

noun
1.
any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Cynomys, of North American prairies, having a barklike cry: some are endangered.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for prairie-dog

prairie dog

noun
1.
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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Slang definitions & phrases for prairie-dog

prairie dog

verb phrase

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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