Pedagogue meaning

pĕd'ə-gŏg', -gôg'
A teacher; often, specif., a pedantic, dogmatic teacher.
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A schoolteacher; an educator.
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One who instructs in a pedantic or dogmatic manner.
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A teacher or instructor of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young.
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A pedant; one who by teaching has become overly formal or pedantic in his or her ways; one who has the manner of a teacher.

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(historical, Ancient Greece) A slave who led the master's children to school, and had the charge of them generally.
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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.

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Origin of pedagogue

  • 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 pedo–1 agōgos leader (from agein to lead ag- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French pedagogue, from Latin paedagogus, from Ancient Greek παιδαγωγέω (paidagōgeō), παιδαγωγός (paidagogos), from παιδός (paidos, “child") (genitive of παῖς (pais)) + ἀγωγός (agogos, “guide"), άγω (ágō, “lead").
    From Wiktionary