- 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.Bush-Cheney 2012?
May 19, 2009