A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CLAN

Wed, 1 Jun '22
Rap's Wu-Tang ___
Mon, 23 May '22
Tight-knit tribe
Sat, 19 Feb '22
Close-knit group
Thu, 17 Feb '22
Family
Sat, 25 Sep '21
Big family
Wed, 10 Mar '21
The McCoys, e.g.
Mon, 11 Jan '21
Extended family