A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TATER

Tue, 27 Apr '21
Spud
Mon, 5 Apr '21
Item that may be baked or mashed, informally
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Idaho, e.g., in dialect
Sun, 17 Jan '21
What tots might go after?
Thu, 14 Jan '21
Spud