Bumfuck, Egypt

Posted by ESC on July 04, 2007

In Reply to: Bumfuck, Egypt posted by Beth on July 04, 2007

: Does anyone know the origin (or anything else, for that matter) of the phrase "Bumfuck, Egypt?"

: I'm not finding it in the archives. It seems modern.

A very remote place. Usually considered vulgar. (I love when they say that.) Jocular. The first citation is 1972. U.S. Army. There is a second entry for "Bumblefuck." Also means a remote place. The date for that is 1989. From Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994. Page 310.