A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TOM

Mon, 19 Sep '22
Male turkey
Sat, 14 May '22
___ yum (hot-and-sour Thai soup)
Tue, 26 Apr '22
Actor Holland of "Spider-Man" films
Mon, 28 Feb '22
Male cat
Thu, 19 Aug '21
Waits on an album release?
Mon, 9 Aug '21
Male cat
Sun, 25 Jul '21
___ Perez, former Democratic National Committee chair
Tue, 20 Jul '21
Jerry's partner in cartoondom
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Big gobbler