oil patch

noun Slang.

an area in which oil is produced.
the petroleum industry.

Origin of oil patch

First recorded in 1960–65
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Examples from the Web for oil patch

  • The Bush family, with its Yankee and Ivy League origins and its oil-patch mythology, is both Northern and Western.

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