pedagogue

or ped·a·gog

[ ped-uh-gog, -gawg ]
/ ˈpɛd əˌgɒg, -ˌgɔg /

noun

a teacher; schoolteacher.
a person who is pedantic, dogmatic, and formal.

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Origin of pedagogue

1350–1400; Middle English pedagoge<Latin paedagōgus<Greek paidagōgós a boy's tutor. See ped-1, -agogue

OTHER WORDS FROM pedagogue

ped·a·gogu·er·y, ped·a·gog·er·y, nounped·a·gogu·ish, ped·a·gog·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pedagogue

pedagogue

sometimes US pedagog

/ (ˈpɛdəˌɡɒɡ) /

noun

a teacher or educator
a pedantic or dogmatic teacher

Derived forms of pedagogue

pedagogic or pedagogical, adjectivepedagogically, adverbpedagogism 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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