sweet tooth


: a craving or fondness for sweet food

Examples of sweet tooth in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweet tooth was in the 14th century

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“Sweet tooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweet%20tooth. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

sweet tooth

: a craving or fondness for sweets

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