“I don't want to leave anybody with the impression that we're somehow zorching two carriers over there because we're concerned about what happened today in Iran.”

— Pentagon spokesman and Navy Captain John Kirby, explaining to reporters Wednesday that the presence of two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers in the Arabian Sea is not unusual. However, his use of the word “zorch” — to travel with velocity approaching lightspeed, to propel something very quickly, according to the Urban Dictionary – marks the first time the word has ever been officially uttered by the Defense Department, according to the Defense Technical Information Center’s database.

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