This phrase actually came from bad spelling and the internet. Lazy spellers who couldn't be bothered with an apostrophe said:
"your bad" instead of "you're bad", the latter being correct (a contraction for YOU ARE BAD), but the former being more common.
The proper response to "your bad" is OH, it's MY BAD? The "bad" being possessive.
I ditched school today. My bad." from the original "oh, you ditched today? Your bad.
n. common phrase used to explain a deep sense of grief and sympathy for another upon which you may have directly or indirectly caused minute unrest.
Mike - Oh man, my bad
. Didn't mean to hit you man.
Dominic - Nah its cool.
Another way to apologize or say I'm sorry.
"I got charged"
"Oh shit, my bad"
is the same as
"I got charged"
"Oh shit, I'm sorry"
Any application of the phrase "my bad" can be replaced with the word "oops"
You just hit me in the face with that!My badYou just hit me in the face with that!Oops!
I understand it to mean "error" or "screw-up" or "bad behavior". An abbreviated informal apology.
While some believe it to be a misinterpretation of the older phrase My Bag
it is clearly it's own slang with its own origins and meaning.
While playing pick up basketball a player who just made a mistake would say "My bad"
A term used to tell someone that you made a mistake and apologize at the same time. Originally Used Mostly by African Americans but over the years it has become a more mainstream term; so it is not uncommon any more to hear anyone else (possibly in the professional world too) say it to admit to making a mistake.
Teacher: The answer to #1 is B (then he show his work)
Student: Sir I believe you are wrong. (student explains their answer)
Teacher: My Bad you were right and I was wrong, sorry for the misunderstanding
A phrase said to admit guilt in a situation, substitute for sorry.
"Oh, that was your mom, not your grandma? My bad!"