A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LAP

Sat, 24 Sep '22
Equivalent of 400 meters, often
Fri, 9 Sep '22
Unit in Mario Kart games
Tue, 31 May '22
Napkin holder
Sun, 29 May '22
Drink (up)
Tue, 1 Mar '22
Once around the track
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Drink like a cat