Pull first word of each item in array

ary = [“Crazy litte dog”, “Ungly little cat”, “Blue house on hill”]
ary.split(’ ')

I would like to pull first word of each item in array.

Would like the new array to look like this:
ary = [“Crazy”, “Ungly”, “Blue”]

Dansei,

Thanks for the answer. What if I would want to pull middle word? How
would that be done? Thanks

ary.map(&:split).each(&:pop).map(&:last)

…or better

ary.map{|w|w.split[1]}

ary.map(&:split).map(&:first)

Or to modify the original array

ary.map!(&:split).map!(&:first)

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