- The definition of a pedagogue is an educator or a teacher who is very strict or by-the-book.
A teacher who makes you stand when he enters the room, who adheres rigidly to every rule whether it makes sense or not, and who gives you detention every time you get a wrong answer is an example of a pedagogue.
pedagogue definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English pedagoge ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin paedagogus ; from Classical Greek paidagōgos ; from pais, child (see pedo-) plush agein, to lead: see act
pedagogue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A schoolteacher; an educator.
- One who instructs in a pedantic or dogmatic manner.
Origin: Middle English pedagoge, from Old French, from Latin paedagōgus, slave who supervised children and took them to and from school, from Greek paidagōgos : paido-, boy; see pedo-1 + agōgos, leader (from agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots).
- pedˈa·goguˌish adjective