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Definition of "pedagogue" [ped•a•gogue]

  • A schoolteacher; an educator. (noun)
  • One who instructs in a pedantic or dogmatic manner. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pedagogue" in a sentence
  • "Unless I’m with Sammy, and then I am “nauseated,” because he likes to play at what he calls a pedagogue and I call a smartass."
  • "I do not need take philosophical guidance and suggestion, nor instructions on sexual motivation, from someone who thinks that a pedagogue is a kiddy fiddler."
  • "And this is not because teaching is laborious -- though it _is_ laborious, and thankless, too, beyond all other occupations; but because a number and variety of causes, into which we need not inquire, have combined to throw ridicule upon him, who is derisively called the pedagogue -- for most men would rather be shot at, than laughed at."