A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ANTS

Fri, 24 Sep '21
Snacks for some beetles
Sat, 28 Aug '21
Myrmecophobe's fear
Tue, 27 Jul '21
Social workers?
Fri, 25 Jun '21
Workers you wouldn't want to see in the office?
Mon, 22 Feb '21
Fare for aardvarks