Simple shortcuts for URLs

I’d like to be able to define a shortcut so that I could type the shortcut into the address bar and have the browser go to the URL that I defined for that shortcut.

For example, let’s say I define a shortcut called “docs” that takes me to https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/ (Please note that I’m not trying to search Google Docs - I just want to go there.) I’ve seen other threads where the recommendation is to create a custom search engine in settings. I’ve tried that and it doesn’t work. I go to the address bar, type “docs”, hit enter, and it goes to Brave search, searching for the word “docs”.

This seems like such basic functionality that would be useful to everyone. I’m really surprised that it doesn’t seem to exist.