A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RASTA

Wed, 17 Aug '22
"Buffalo soldier, dreadlock ___": Bob Marley
Sun, 10 Jul '22
"___ Man Chant," song by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Wed, 20 Apr '22
One who may use the pronoun "I and I" (meaning God-in-me)
Sun, 20 Mar '22
Devotee of Haile Selassie, informally
Thu, 17 Mar '22
Certain Pan-Africanist, informally
Mon, 7 Feb '22
One who might smoke ganja as a sacrament, informally
Fri, 17 Sep '21
One celebrating Grounation Day, which commemorates a visit by 8-Down
Sun, 21 Mar '21
Believer in Jah