A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

HAM

Sun, 12 Sep '21
It may be smoked
Thu, 15 Jul '21
Melodramatist
Mon, 5 Apr '21
Ingredient in a Denver omelet
Tue, 23 Mar '21
Showboater
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Attention hog, maybe
Mon, 4 Jan '21
Meat in many an omelet