A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AIDE

Mon, 1 Nov '21
Assistant
Wed, 22 Sep '21
Many an anonymous source on Capitol Hill
Tue, 21 Sep '21
Nurse's ___
Mon, 7 Jun '21
Helper
Wed, 26 May '21
Gofer
Sun, 25 Apr '21
Supporting role
Thu, 28 Jan '21
Number two