A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AYE

Mon, 15 Nov '21
"Yes, cap'n"
Tue, 9 Nov '21
"Yes, captain"
Tue, 2 Nov '21
Yes in the Senate
Sat, 2 Oct '21
Floor support
Mon, 20 Sep '21
Nay's opposite
Thu, 28 Jan '21
Passing comment?
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Response to an order