I am writing something and want know, is there a particular word I can use to describe a sweet thief or a person who likes to eat too many sweets?

I'm looking for an adjective.

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  • Welcome to ELU.SE. I've added the single-word-request tag. Please review the tag info for hints about what this sort of question requires. In particular, are you looking for word with disapproving overtones? A word implying admiration of the person's tolerance for sugar? – Andrew Leach Oct 25 '17 at 11:48
  • There is such a thing as a chocoholic, so why not a sugarholic, or sucroseholic, or fructoseholic? How about sugarmaniac? In other words, you may have to come up with a neologism on this one! – rhetorician Oct 25 '17 at 12:25
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    A person who prefers sweet things can be said to be "sweet-toothed". – WS2 Oct 25 '17 at 12:36

Someone who has a particular fondness or even a craving for sweets is said to have a sweet tooth.

If you need an adjective, you can say that person is sweet-toothed, as mentioned by WS2 in one of the comments.

  • sweet-tooth (noun) - "a strong liking for sweet foods"

Examples from literature:

  • "And I still had a sweet tooth, and on privy occasions when there was no man to see, bought candy and blissfully devoured it."

  • "...the situation always arises when my goal of sticking to a dessert-free eating plan gets outdone by my sweet tooth; yes, the sweets always triumph."

  • Sorry for the lack of Information.... I was in a hurry and kinda didn't realize that I didn't explain it fully..... But thank You for the information! – Iris Patton Nov 17 '17 at 14:22

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