BFE is an abbreviation for “Bum Fuck Egypt” or “Butt Fuck Egypt,” which is used to denote “out in the middle of nowhere.”
I’m curious how this expression came about. UrbanDictionary.com has a user-submitted definition with the following etymology:
As I understand (and other people have corroborated), it derives its existence from another expression “bumble fuck” (I am unsure if it’s one word or two), both of which mean “out in the middle of nowhere.” I am fairly certain that the inaccurate “butt fuck Egypt” derived from bum being the English term for buttocks. Clearly the definition of BFE is the same regardless of what one believes the “B” stands for, but I thought is was worth correcting.
I have no idea how accurate or reliable the above etymology is. There is no entry on EtymOnline.com.