A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DIVA

Tue, 21 Feb '23
High-maintenance headliner
Sun, 11 Dec '22
Sublime soprano
Sat, 3 Dec '22
Miss Piggy or Bette Midler
Mon, 21 Nov '22
Goddesslike pop or opera star
Mon, 24 Oct '22
Prima donna type
Sun, 4 Jul '21
Hard-to-please type