Oil Trash Meaning
(slang, idiomatic, sometimes pejorative, sometimes ethnic slur) An uncultured, rowdy roughneck employed in the petroleum industry, especially a "white trash" person if used negatively.
Example: 1986, World oil: Volume 203, Issues 1-6, link
One of my biggest complaints in this mess is that oil people are not speaking out. I am third generation oil trash, and beyond my personal loss in business, I love this industry and the people who gave it birth.
2007, Paul Catrer, Don't Tell Mom I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player, page 113
We kicked on to a few more bars, having a good time, until a group of drunk American businessmen called us â€œoil trashâ€ and shoved Erwin. We were not dressed like oil trash, we didn't draw attention to ourselves or look for trouble.
2011, Richard Ben Cramer, What It Takes: The Way to the White House, link
Never called anybody â€œoil trash.â€ Never had a bad word for anybody.