A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MAG

Fri, 10 Mar '23
People, e.g., informally
Thu, 1 Dec '22
GQ or S.I.
Sun, 27 Nov '22
Product sold on a rack, informally
Wed, 5 Oct '22
Inc. or Ms.
Sun, 7 Nov '21
Bit of reading near a cashier, in brief