A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NERDS

Mon, 1 Nov '21
Jocks' counterparts, stereotypically
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Aptly named shelfmate of Smarties candy
Mon, 7 Jun '21
Crunchy, colorful commercial candies
Thu, 11 Mar '21
Bookworms, maybe
Sat, 6 Mar '21
Certain school clique