- a liking or craving for candy and other sweets.
Origin of sweet tooth
Examples from the Web for sweet-tooth
The Wolf does more than become a Sheep: he turns himself into a sweet-tooth.The Mason-bees
J. Henri Fabre
Sweet things are good for a goshawk, which is something of a sweet-tooth.The Art and Practice of Hawking
Edward B. Michell
How they laughed, and accused him of having a "sweet-tooth."Dorothy Dainty at the Mountains
She evidently had a "sweet-tooth" for confections in dress, just as some people have for actual bonbons.Shadows of Flames
Is it because a liquorish palate, or a sweet-tooth, as they call it, is not consistent with the sanctity of his character?History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)
Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
- a strong liking for sweet foods
Word Origin and History for sweet-tooth
Idioms and Phrases with sweet-tooth
A love for sugary foods, as in You can always please Nell with cake or ice cream; she has a big sweet tooth. This expression dates from the late 1300s, although it then referred not only to sweets but other delicacies as well.