A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BRO

Sun, 22 May '22
"My man!"
Mon, 21 Mar '22
Dude
Wed, 17 Nov '21
Member of the fam
Mon, 8 Nov '21
Dude
Thu, 21 Oct '21
Familial term of address
Wed, 31 Mar '21
Modern lead-in to -grammer
Sun, 21 Mar '21
Mate