A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TEEN

Sat, 13 Aug '22
Follower of four or six but not three or five
Wed, 15 Jun '22
Many a driver's ed enrollee
Tue, 3 May '22
"Smells Like ___ Spirit" (Nirvana song)
Tue, 26 Apr '22
Many a high school student
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.