A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DODO

Wed, 18 Aug '21
Bird that had no natural predators until humans arrived
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Bird with a reduplicative name
Sun, 25 Apr '21
Knucklehead
Wed, 7 Apr '21
Dumb bunny
Wed, 3 Mar '21
Bird in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"