A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BOW

Sun, 5 Sep '21
Take a ___
Sat, 21 Aug '21
Bit of Christmas morning detritus
Sat, 17 Jul '21
Pull (out)
Thu, 8 Jul '21
Salaam, e.g.
Tue, 25 May '21
Gesture meaning "thank you"