Bumfuck, Egypt

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 04, 2007

In Reply to: Bumfuck, Egypt posted by ESC 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.

AKA Bumfuck,Idaho or Bumfuck,Iowa

Someplace hard to get to and generally undesirable;Some unknown location or
some small town in a remote place.

Also, any of the many extremely remote and inhospitable military outposts where U.S service men or women are assigned to serve.