A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CHUM

Mon, 18 Dec '23
Pal
Tue, 18 Jul '23
Pal you might take fishing?
Tue, 19 Apr '22
Bud ... or bait
Sat, 26 Jun '21
Cause of a feeding frenzy
Sun, 9 May '21
Fishing bait
Sun, 7 Feb '21
Buddy