A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NERD

Sun, 31 Oct '21
Fluent speaker of Elvish, say
Sat, 4 Sep '21
"Jobs vs. Gates: The Hippie and the ___" (2015 TV movie)
Fri, 13 Aug '21
Lead-in to core or fest
Sun, 4 Jul '21
One who's able to rattle off digits of pi, perhaps
Sun, 23 May '21
Sort represented by the 🤓 emoji
Wed, 10 Feb '21
Homework lover, say