A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TEEN

Thu, 11 Nov '21
Many a TikToker
Fri, 8 Oct '21
Fox's ___ Choice Awards
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Many a TikTok user
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Nirvana's "Smells Like ___ Spirit"
Sun, 2 May '21
LeBron James in his N.B.A. debut, e.g.
Fri, 23 Apr '21
QuinceaƱera celebrant, e.g.