A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GNAT

Mon, 6 Jun '22
Swarming pest
Sun, 27 Feb '22
Airborne irritant
Mon, 7 Feb '22
Swarming pest
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Pesky insect
Mon, 22 Feb '21
Insect you may swat away
Thu, 4 Feb '21
Itty-bitty biter
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Insect flying in a cloud