oil·​man ˈȯi(-ə)l-mən How to pronounce oilman (audio)
: an oil company executive
: an oil field worker

Examples of oilman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alan Todd May was now, in the vaguest possible sense, an oilman. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 3 July 2024 Lyman Stewart: Fundamentalist and Oligarch American oilman Lyman Stewart embodied the uniquely American paradoxes of what would become capitalist Christian fundamentalism and the prosperity gospel. JSTOR Daily, 24 June 2024 At a testy breakfast on May 19, 1981, Richard Richards, chair of the Republican National Committee, confronted a who’s who from the right, ranging from Dolan, Weyrich, and Schlafly to the billionaire oilman and John Birch Society member Bunker Hunt. Daniel Schlozman & Sam Rosenfeld / Made By History, TIME, 10 June 2024 Autry Stephens, Endeavor’s octogenarian founder, will become America’s richest oilman once the deal closes. Kevin Crowley, Fortune, 19 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for oilman 

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of oilman was in 1865

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“Oilman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oilman. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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