A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DOE

Fri, 27 Aug '21
First word in a classic song from "The Sound of Music"
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Stag's date?
Tue, 1 Jun '21
John or Jane, in court
Sun, 16 May '21
Anonymous surname
Wed, 24 Feb '21
Anonymous surname
Thu, 28 Jan '21
Female kangaroo