A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

FLOAT

Fri, 12 Jan '24
Ice cream shop purchase
Mon, 14 Aug '23
Parade vehicle
Thu, 23 Mar '23
Gently suggest, as an idea
Sun, 4 Dec '22
Ice cream treat
Sun, 31 Jul '22
Ice cream treat
Wed, 26 Jan '22
Root beer treat