pedagogue

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

pedagog

Definition of pedagogue

  1. :  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

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


First Known Use: 14th century



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