A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AMIE

Sat, 21 May '22
Catherine, e.g., in "Jules et Jim"
Mon, 20 Dec '21
Female French friend
Tue, 14 Dec '21
Female friend in France
Thu, 2 Dec '21
Bestie in Bordeaux
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 : ___