A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GENT

Wed, 7 Jun '23
Chap
Mon, 10 Apr '23
Fellow
Sun, 27 Nov '22
Chap
Sun, 20 Nov '22
Bloke
Tue, 25 Oct '22
Fellow, informally
Thu, 1 Sep '22
Fellow
Fri, 11 Mar '22
He's no scoundrel
Wed, 26 May '21
Courteous chap