A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EEK

Fri, 24 Jun '22
High-pitched cry
Sun, 8 May '22
"Yipe!"
Tue, 19 Apr '22
[A spider!]
Thu, 7 Apr '22
Sound of a mouse pointer?
Tue, 15 Feb '22
"A mouse!"
Sun, 14 Nov '21
"Yikes!"
Sun, 10 Oct '21
"A mouse!"
Tue, 1 Jun '21
Cartoonish shriek
Fri, 12 Mar '21
Sound from a chicken?
Wed, 10 Mar '21
Hair-raising cry