A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OKAY

Mon, 9 May '22
C-worthy
Sat, 15 Jan '22
Response akin to "So what?"
Thu, 9 Dec '21
Sign off on
Sat, 6 Nov '21
"Capisce?"
Mon, 11 Oct '21
"Sure, why not"
Tue, 14 Sep '21
"I guess so"
Wed, 12 May '21
Give the go-ahead