oil patch


noun Slang.

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

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Origin of oil patch

First recorded in 1960–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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?|Reihan Salam|May 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST