oil·​man | \ ˈȯi(-ə)l-mən How to pronounce oilman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of oilman

1 : an oil company executive
2 : an oil field worker

Examples of oilman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lyndon Johnson was a wheeling, dealing Texas crook and a friend to the oilman. Kevin Baker, Harper's Magazine, "You Say You Want a Revolution," 27 Oct. 2020 Listing agent Lillie Young, citing tax documents, said the home was originally built for Texas oilman Clint Murchison Sr. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Take a look at a seven-bedroom home that dates back to the 1930s with an impressive Dallas legacy," 25 Sep. 2020 Baker ultimately disregarded that maxim thanks to a chance friendship forged on the tennis courts of the Houston Country Club with an ambitious oilman named George H. W. Bush. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "The Private Trump Angst of a Republican Icon," 27 Sep. 2020 Offered by Lillie Young, the seven-bedroom estate was designed by Anton Korn for oilman Clint Murchison. Dallas News, "Firm continues to lead in estate sales, per MLS," 20 Sep. 2020 Taylor was founded by Patrick Taylor, an oilman best known for a college scholarship program for Louisiana residents now known as TOPS. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "Judge dismisses Taylor Energy lawsuit against company cleaning up its oil leak," 1 Sep. 2020 Marvin Eli Wolf, a Denver oilman, attorney and philanthropist who was a longtime benefactor of the University of Colorado law school and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, among other organizations, died Sunday in Denver. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Marvin Wolf, Denver oilman, attorney and philanthropist, dies at 89," 20 Mar. 2020 The house, built in 1951, was made for oilman Grady Vaughn Jr. Dallas News, "Get out of the house on Mother’s Day and take a self-guided driving tour of posh Dallas homes," 8 May 2020 Another article is dated 1962 when the property was owned by oilman John Mecom. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "The World War II story behind two giant, mysterious columns in Hitchcock," 27 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of oilman

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Oilman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oilman. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of oilman

: a person (usually a man) who owns or works for an oil company

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