A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IDIOT

Sun, 10 Oct '21
Dostoyevsky's Prince Myshkin, so the book title declares
Sun, 12 Sep '21
"Einstein," sarcastically
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Buffoon
Wed, 23 Jun '21
Bozo
Thu, 20 May '21
Doofus