A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GAS

Mon, 8 Nov '21
Purchase at a pump
Fri, 5 Nov '21
Monthly expense
Mon, 1 Nov '21
Auto tankful
Thu, 12 Aug '21
Great time, informally
Mon, 21 Jun '21
Neon or xenon
Mon, 24 May '21
Word after laughing or natural
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Really good time