sweet tooth


Definition of sweet tooth 

: a craving or fondness for sweet food

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The girl grows into an adult with an insatiable sweet tooth, for whom junk food has never lost the shiny allure of the forbidden. Megan Burbank, The Seattle Times, "In praise of IHOP’s cupcake pancake, the pinnacle of junk food," 22 June 2018 On this particular evening, the conversation turned to Keller's sweet tooth. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient | The Sacramento Bee," 6 May 2018 Treat that sweet tooth Cool off under the shade of the trees on the corner of Woodstock Road and Route 99 with a summer treat from the Snowball Stand. Valerie Bonk, Howard County Times, "10 ways to beat the heat in Howard County this summer," 6 June 2018 Big Cedar’s developer and owner, Johnny Morris, the billionaire founder of Bass Pro Shops, recently developed a sweet tooth for golf courses and is bent on making Big Cedar a golf Mecca. John Paul Newport, WSJ, "The New Golf Vacation: Quicker, Easier and More Fun," 31 May 2018 When news of Chicago’s first marshmallow cafe broke earlier this year, everybody with a sweet tooth collectively went insane. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Big Idea Awards winner XO Marshmallow talks storefront cafe and s'mores tacos," 29 Sep. 2017 While indulging in local food on the solo portion of his Wales tour on Thursday, Prince Charles revealed his wife’s secret sweet tooth. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Charles Just Called Camilla 'My Darling Wife' — and Revealed Her Guilty Pleasure," 5 July 2018 For those with a serious sweet tooth, 7-Eleven has created the Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries Slurpee flavor. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "7-Eleven Free Slurpee Day Is Here Again," 11 July 2018 Grabby chipmunk: The nice lady with a sweet tooth was sitting back at a trail lunch and decided to give a chipmunk a piece of her last chocolate chip cookie. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "At summer campsite, cute squirrels can go rogue," 9 July 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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: a liking for sweet foods

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