A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AMI

Sat, 27 Nov '21
Soirée invitee
Tue, 26 Oct '21
"What ___, chopped liver?"
Mon, 29 Mar '21
French friend
Mon, 22 Mar '21
Friend in France
Thu, 4 Feb '21
"Who ___?" (song from "Les Misérables")
Sun, 24 Jan '21
"___ the only one?"