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.
by mcshaver January 22, 2009
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.
by badnursey January 14, 2011
I slang that white people picked up from black people but fucked it up as the original term was "My Bag". White DJ's during the 80's truggled to understand African American slang and urban hip hop culture and scambled to catch up once they saw that shit starting to make money after years of shunning it. So they tried to understand it. But being the litteral minded white devils they are, they misunderstood "My Bag" to be "My Bad" reasoning that since the term was followed by some mistake on the users part they must be saying "My Bad" and due to the fact that the media is controlled by the white devil the term became "My Bad".
White person drops the soap and says "My Bad". I forgot to kick a Crackah's ass and say "My Bag".
by Crackah Hater June 06, 2011
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"
by LILR1 October 14, 2008
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!
by Ryan311 February 09, 2008
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"
by AFAN July 13, 2005
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
by Yourname2 April 02, 2007

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