Definition of prairie-dogging in US English:

prairie-dogging

(also prairie dogging)

noun

humorous
  • The practice of looking over the wall of an office cubicle to observe coworkers.

    ‘stop prairie-dogging and get back to work’
    • ‘Is prairie-dogging something to do with rubber necking?’
    • ‘And our ‘mode C interrogation’ does cause some prairie-dogging…’

Origin

1990s: prairie dogs are known for frequently standing on their hind legs to look around for danger.