A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PET

Sun, 28 Nov '21
Term of endearment
Fri, 17 Sep '21
Lady, but not the Tramp
Sat, 4 Sep '21
Favorite
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Stroke
Thu, 25 Mar '21
Word before food or theory
Mon, 15 Mar '21
Indoor animal