Terms adopted from nuclear warfare
The blitz is on! Lingo from war that's found a way into sports.
The noun tycoon had a quite different meaning during the war. It signified a top leader, and was applied to Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, among others. Christine Ammer has edited encyclopedias and written several dozen wordbooks, including Have a Nice Day—No Problem! A Dictionary of Clichés (1992).
Although largely eclipsed by more momentous events, the Crimean War left an interesting linguistic legacy.