A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SLIM

Tue, 18 Jan '22
Not great, as chances
Sun, 9 Jan '22
See 88-Across
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Like the odds of finding a needle in a haystack
Fri, 25 Jun '21
Improbable
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Next to nothing, as a chance