pedagogue

noun ped·a·gogue \ ˈpe-də-ˌgäg \
variants: or less commonly pedagog

Definition of pedagogue

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

Examples of pedagogue in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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