A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PREP

Sun, 19 Sep '21
Ready
Thu, 22 Jul '21
Dicing onions, mincing garlic, etc.
Mon, 28 Jun '21
Get ready for a test, say
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Get ready, as for surgery
Sun, 6 Jun '21
Task for a sous-chef
Sun, 16 May '21
Slice and dice, say