sweet tooth


Definition of sweet tooth

: a craving or fondness for sweet food

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Recent Examples on the Web This tangy treat with just a hint of salt is sure to make any tequila fan with a sweet tooth swoon. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Frozen Margarita Icebox Pie," 1 July 2020 An individual chocolate mug cake will fix a sweet tooth with a quick boost from carbs and sugar. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "Food Staples Every Dorm Room Needs," 26 June 2020 In general, customers in the US and Latin America have more of a sweet tooth than snackers in Japan and Western Europe. Purbita Saha, Popular Science, "The intense flavor science behind Haribo’s gummies," 17 June 2020 On a certain level, this combination could lead to overindulging a sweet tooth. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 20 June 2020 From cupcake and chocolate clubs for dads with a sweet tooth to bacon and cigar clubs, Amazing Clubs has tons of options for any kind of dad. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "21 last-minute Father’s Day gifts to save the day," 15 June 2020 The result was a 10-year low in production, said Robert Johansson, the USDA’s chief economist, coming at a time when the nation’s sweet tooth has pushed demand far higher than a decade ago. Washington Post, "Baltimore’s Domino plant is working overtime as raw sugar pours in from Mexico," 29 Jan. 2020 Jeanne put a bottle of caramel sauce on the refrigerator door next to one of hazelnut cream, which Mom (with her sweet tooth that still amazes us) pours into her morning coffee and sips while eating a blueberry muffin. Leslie Barker, Dallas News, "Our family — like all families — is disrupted. But Mom takes it all in stride.," 24 Mar. 2020 Last, but certainly not least, is my choice for satisfying a sweet tooth. NBC News, "24 healthy Trader Joe's products nutritionists swear by," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sweet tooth

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Sweet tooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20tooth. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sweet tooth

informal : a liking for sweet foods

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