A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

HOST

Sat, 22 Oct '22
Person you might bring a gift for
Wed, 4 May '22
Run the show, say
Mon, 25 Apr '22
One making a listing on Airbnb
Wed, 2 Feb '22
Party giver
Mon, 10 Jan '22
The late Alex Trebek, for one
Wed, 15 Dec '21
Large number
Fri, 20 Aug '21
Hope at the Oscars, e.g.
Sat, 26 Jun '21
Zoom call figure