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pedagogue

[ped-uh-gog, -gawg] /ˈpɛd əˌgɒg, -ˌgɔg/
noun
1.
a teacher; schoolteacher.
2.
a person who is pedantic, dogmatic, and formal.
Also, pedagog.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English pedagoge < Latin paedagōgus < Greek paidagōgós a boy's tutor. See ped-1, -agogue
Related forms
pedagoguery, pedagogery, noun
pedagoguish, pedagogish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pedagogish

pedagogue

/ˈpɛdəˌɡɒɡ/
noun
1.
a teacher or educator
2.
a pedantic or dogmatic teacher
Derived Forms
pedagogic, pedagogical, adjective
pedagogically, adverb
pedagogism, pedagoguism, noun
Word Origin
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 pedagogish

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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