A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AYE

Fri, 11 Mar '22
Agreement between mates
Wed, 23 Feb '22
Word in favor
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