A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SPAT

Wed, 22 Jun '22
Old-fashioned shoe cover
Sat, 29 Jan '22
Showed derision, in a way
Thu, 6 Jan '22
Tiff
Wed, 15 Dec '21
Expectorated
Sun, 24 Oct '21
Tiff
Sun, 26 Sep '21
Small row
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Finished brushing one's teeth, say
Thu, 22 Jul '21
Dust-up
Wed, 30 Jun '21
Altercation
Sat, 13 Feb '21
Contretemps
Tue, 12 Jan '21
Tiff