A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PAT

Sun, 31 Oct '21
Action done while saying "Good dog"
Tue, 7 Sep '21
Butter serving
Wed, 25 Aug '21
Have down ___
Fri, 30 Jul '21
A nice touch
Mon, 5 Jul '21
Butter unit
Sun, 4 Jul '21
Glib
Sun, 11 Apr '21
Word that, when spelled backward, becomes its own synonym
Fri, 5 Mar '21
Overly glib
Sat, 2 Jan '21
Back stroke?