A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OVAL

Fri, 8 Apr '22
___ brilliant (diamond cut)
Wed, 2 Mar '22
Racing shape
Tue, 8 Feb '22
Egg-shaped
Tue, 15 Jun '21
Like the Kia and Hyundai logos
Sun, 14 Mar '21
Cartoon speech bubble, often