A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AMIE

Sun, 8 Aug '21
Companion in Brittany
Fri, 30 Jul '21
Many a demoiselle d'honneur
Wed, 12 May '21
Grenoble gal pal
Tue, 16 Feb '21
Friend in France
Sat, 2 Jan '21
German : Freundin :: French : ___