Definition of Sweet tooth

1. Noun. A strong appetite for sweet food.

Generic synonyms: Appetence, Appetency, Appetite

Definition of Sweet tooth

1. Noun. (idiomatic only in singular) a liking for foods that are sweet; a weakness for sweets ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic countable) Someone with a liking for sweet foods. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Tooth

sweet rocket
sweet roll
sweet sand verbena
sweet scabious
sweet science
sweet seventeen
sweet shop
sweet shrub
sweet sixteens
sweet sorghum
sweet spots
sweet sultan
sweet talk
sweet talker
sweet tooth (current term)
sweet tooths
sweet unicorn plant
sweet vermouth
sweet vetch
sweet violet
sweet wattle
sweet white violet
sweet williams
sweet woodruff
sweet wormwood
sweet young thing

Literary usage of Sweet tooth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Shelley at Oxford by Thomas Jefferson Hogg, Richard Alexander Streatfeild (1904)
"Like all persons of simple tastes, he retained his sweet tooth. He would greedily eat cakes, gingerbread and sugar; honey, preserved or stewed fruit with ..."

2. Cuban Cane Sugar-a Sketch of the Industry: From Soil to Sack, Together with by Robert Wiles (1916)
"... I. Our sweet tooth Growing Sweeter— And Why OUR grandfathers, in the early '50s, got along well enough with a family sugar consumption of two pounds a ..."

3. Parents and Their Problems: Child Welfare in Home, School, Church and State by Mary Harmon Weeks, National Congress of Mothers (1914)
"His "sweet-tooth" is as much a necessary part of the child's make-up as are his hair and ... The sweet tooth necessary The bigness of the penny question ..."

4. The Home Maker by Jane Cunningham Croly (1889)
"N these days the eye teeth appear simultaneously with the sweet tooth ; but in ... How the sweet tooth has grown ! Now each member of every family in the ..."

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