A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BARB

Sun, 5 Jun '22
Pointed remark
Wed, 12 Jan '22
Biting remark
Thu, 16 Dec '21
Offensive line
Wed, 10 Nov '21
Stinger
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Hurtful remark
Sun, 10 Jan '21
Hurtful remark
Wed, 30 Dec '20
Good name for someone with a sharp tongue?