A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CHEF

Sat, 30 Jul '22
Pot holder
Sat, 25 Jun '22
Course pro?
Tue, 29 Mar '22
Sous-___
Tue, 26 Oct '21
___ Boyardee
Mon, 21 Jun '21
"Give my compliments to the ___"