n. When the heads of office workers pop up over cubicle walls in response to a loud voice or noise.

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"Such borderless, barrier-reducing offices are gaining popularity, said architect William Jay Hartman, an expert on office interior design. . . .Hartman said such a design is not right for everyone. But carefully planned, it encourages effective 'prairie dogging.' ''
—Tim Moran, "Tearing down walls," Crain's Detroit Business, December 6, 1999

This word appeared originally in Gareth Branwyn's Jargon Watch column (Wired magazine).

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