Ped"a*gogue (?), n. [F. p'edagogue, L. paedagogus, Gr. ; , , a boy + to lead, guide; cf. leading. See Page a servant, Agent.]

1. Gr. Antiq.

A slave who led his master's children to school, and had the charge of them generally.


A teacher of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young; a schoolmaster.


One who by teaching has become formal, positive, or pedantic in his ways; one who has the manner of a schoolmaster; a pedant.



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Ped"a*gogue, v. t. [Cf. L. paedagogare to instruct.]

To play the pedagogue toward.




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