pri·​vat·​do·​zent pri-ˈvät-(ˌ)dō(t)-ˌsent How to pronounce privatdozent (audio)
variants or less commonly privatdocent
often capitalized
: an unsalaried university lecturer or teacher in a German-speaking country remunerated directly by students' fees

Word History


German Privatdozent, from privat private + Dozent teacher, from Latin docent-, docens, present participle of docēre to teach — more at docile

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of privatdozent was in 1848

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“Privatdozent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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