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pedagogue

noun ped·a·gogue \ˈpe-də-ˌgäg\

Definition of pedagogue

  1. :  teacher, schoolmaster; especially :  a dull, formal, or pedantic teacher



Examples of pedagogue

  1. <a pedagogue whose classroom lessons consisted entirely of reading directly from the textbook in a monotone>



Variants of pedagogue

also ped·a·gog play \ˈpe-də-ˌgäg\

Origin of pedagogue

Middle English pedagoge, from Latin paedagogus, from Greek paidagōgos, slave who escorted children to school, from paid- ped- + agōgos leader, from agein to lead — more at agent


First Known Use: 14th century


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