pedagogue or ped·a·gog [ ped- uh-gog, -gawg] Word Origin See more synonyms for pedagogue on Thesaurus.com a teacher; schoolteacher. a person who is pedantic, dogmatic, and formal. Origin of pedagogue 1350–1400; Middle English pedagoge
a boy's tutor. See
-agogue Related forms ped·a·gogu·er·y, ped·a·gog·er·y, noun ped·a·gogu·ish, ped·a·gog·ish, adjective
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Related Words for pedagogue lecturer
instructor British Dictionary definitions for pedagogue pedagogue sometimes US pedagog a teacher or educator a pedantic or dogmatic teacher Derived Forms pedagogic or pedagogical, adjective pedagogically, adverb pedagogism or pedagoguism, noun Word Origin for pedagogue
C14: from Latin
paedagōgus, from Greek paidagōgos slave who looked after his master's son, from pais boy + agōgos leader
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Word Origin and History for pedagogue n.
late 14c., "schoolmaster, teacher," from Old French
pedagoge "teacher of children" (14c.), from Latin paedagogus, from Greek paidagogos "slave who escorts boys to school and generally supervises them," later "a teacher," from pais (genitive paidos) "child" (see pedo-) + agogos "leader," from agein "to lead" (see act (n.)). Hostile implications in the word are at least from the time of Pepys (1650s). Related: Pedagogal.
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