A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

VET

Wed, 27 Apr '22
Screen, as a potential running mate
Mon, 28 Feb '22
Doggie doc
Wed, 16 Feb '22
Dog doc
Fri, 1 Oct '21
Old pro
Sun, 16 May '21
One doing a Spot check?
Mon, 26 Apr '21
Ex-G.I.