A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RIDE

Wed, 13 Jul '22
Ferris wheel, e.g.
Tue, 24 May '22
"You must be this tall to ___" (amusement park sign)
Sun, 10 Apr '22
Uber offering
Mon, 21 Mar '22
Amusement park attraction
Fri, 1 Oct '21
Badger
Sun, 12 Sep '21
Tilt-a-Whirl, e.g.
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Tilt-a-Whirl, e.g.
Tue, 27 Apr '21
Uber request