A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BRAT

Wed, 2 Nov '22
Babysitter's handful
Tue, 6 Sep '22
Impudent sort
Tue, 29 Mar '22
Sitter's handful
Sat, 12 Mar '22
Handful, say
Tue, 8 Feb '22
Spoiled kid
Sat, 11 Dec '21
Army ___
Fri, 3 Dec '21
Challenge while sitting
Tue, 30 Nov '21
Certain sausage, informally
Fri, 2 Jul '21
It's just the wurst!