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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ped•a•gogue or  ped•a•gog /ˈpɛdəˌgɑg, -ˌgɔg/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a teacher;
    schoolteacher.
  2. one who is overly formal or pays too much attention to small, unimportant details.
See -ped-2.
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ped•a•go•gy /ˈpɛdəˌgoʊdʒi, -ˌgɑdʒi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the work of a teacher; teaching.
  2. the art or science of teaching.
ped•a•gog•ic /ˌpɛdəˈgɑdʒɪk, -ˈgoʊdʒɪk/USA pronunciation   ped•a•gog•i•cal, adj. See -ped-2.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ped•a•gogue  (pedə gog′, -gôg′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a teacher;
    schoolteacher.
  2. a person who is pedantic, dogmatic, and formal.
Also,  peda•gog′.  peda•gogu′er•y, peda•gog′er•y, n. 
peda•gogu′ish, peda•gog′ish, adj. 
  • Greek paidagōgós a boy's tutor. See ped-1, -agogue
  • Latin paedagōgus
  • Middle English pedagoge 1350–1400

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ped•a•go•gy  (pedə gō′jē, -goj′ē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -gies. 
  1. the function or work of a teacher;
    teaching.
  2. the art or science of teaching;
    education;
    instructional methods.
  • Greek paidagōgía office of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -y3
  • 1575–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
pedagogue, sometimes US pedagog /ˈpɛdəˌɡɒɡ/ n
  1. a teacher or educator
  2. a pedantic or dogmatic teacher
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin paedagōgus, from Greek paidagōgos slave who looked after his master's son, from pais boy + agōgos leader

ˌpedaˈgogic, ˌpedaˈgogical adj ˌpedaˈgogically adv
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