A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASS

Fri, 8 Apr '22
Jenny, for one
Thu, 7 Apr '22
Word with bad or smart
Tue, 29 Mar '22
Ninny
Sat, 26 Mar '22
Something of your neighbor's not to covet, per the Ten Commandments
Thu, 17 Feb '22
Ding-dong
Thu, 10 Feb '22
Word after bad or hard
Mon, 10 Jan '22
Nincompoop
Sun, 21 Nov '21
Jerkwad
Thu, 18 Nov '21
Total jerk
Wed, 29 Sep '21
Big jerk
Tue, 10 Aug '21
Dummkopf
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Chump
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Bozo
Wed, 16 Jun '21
Follower of smart or bad
Sat, 22 May '21
One often sent packing?
Thu, 20 May '21
Dunderhead
Tue, 18 May '21
Braying animal
Wed, 28 Apr '21
___-backwards
Sat, 13 Mar '21
Contemptible sort
Mon, 1 Mar '21
Nincompoop